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June 2016

Patient Data: 67 year old male

Clinical Info: Has a large slow growing superficial mass in the right groin. The referring physician thinks it is benign. Do you think so too?


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Has a large slow growing superficial mass in the right groin. The referring physician thinks it is benign. Do you think so too?


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The lesion is vascularized


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The lesion lies subcutaneous and is extensive


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Some parts are highly vascularized


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Another part of the lesion


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That is again highly vascularized


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MRI image


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MRI image


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This is a subcutaneous lesion in a 60 year old female. It looks a bit like the lesion in the first patient


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The lesion also lies subcutaneous


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And this lesion is also vascularized


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Another image showing the vascularity of the lesion

Both patients had a biopsy proven malignant derrmatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
Both lesions have no benign characteristics and therefore they were biopsied

For more examples of malignant soft tissue tumors see

References
http://www.jultrasoundmed.org/content/27/2/269.full

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