Histomorphological Characteristics of Metastases of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

  • D. Schmidt
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 138)


Patients with malignant soft tissue tumors may exhibit metastatic disease at the time of first diagnosis, but this a rare event. More often, metastases develop during the course of the disease, either via the blood stream or through the lymphatics. Once metastases have occurred, the prognosis becomes very poor despite the availability of multimodality treatment with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The probability of metastatic spread is determined by several factors. Among these are tumor site, tumor size, histological subtype, grade, and type of therapy.


Soft Tissue Sarcoma Synovial Sarcoma Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Regional Lymph Node Metastasis Epithelioid Sarcoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Schmidt
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  1. 1.Institut für PathologieChristian-Albrechts-Universität KielKielGermany

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