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September 2016

Patient Data: 60 year old male

Clinical Info: Palpable lump in the upper leg


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Oval well defined mass in the upper leg. Transverse view


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Transverse view of the mass. The mass is vacularized


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Transverse view. Another color Doppler image


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Longitudinal image of the same mass


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64936-Mijn_Film_2.swf MRI 2


64937-Mijn_Film_3.swf MRI 3


64938-Mijn_Film_4.swf MRI 4


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This is a similar lesion in the lower leg in a 50 year old male. The lesion is less well defined


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Transverse image of the lesion that is also vascularized


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Another color Doppler image of the same lesion


64943-Mijn_Film_1.swf MRI 1


64944-Mijn_Film_2.swf MRI 2


64945-Mijn_Film_3.swf MRI 3


64946-Mijn_Film_5.swf MRI 4

Both masses proved to be sarcomas. Don't let the oval aspect or the well defined border fool you to think that they are benign. The first patient had a rhabdomyosarcoma. In Holland these lesions are referred to and treated in specialized centres.

For more examples of soft tissue sarcomas see

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