Soft tissue tumours (WHO 2002 classification)

The WHO 2002 classification of soft tissue tumours is as follows:

This, however, has been revised under the 2013 WHO tissue tumour classification system 4.

Adipocytic tumours
Benign
Intermediate (locally aggressive)
  • atypical lipomatous tumour/well differentiated liposarcoma 8851/3
Malignant
Fibroblastic/myofibroblastic tumours
Benign
Intermediate (locally aggressive)
Intermediate (rarely metastasising)
Malignant
So called fibrohistiocytic tumours
Benign
Intermediate (rarely metastasising)
Malignant
Smooth muscle tumours

Pericytic (perivascular) tumours

Skeletal muscle tumours
Benign
  • rhabdomyoma 8900/0
    • adult type 8904/0
    • fetal type 8903/0
    • genital type 8905/0
Malignant
Vascular tumours
Benign
Intermediate (locally aggressive)
Intermediate (rarely metastasizing)
Malignant
Chondro-osseous tumours 
Tumours of uncertain differentiation 
Benign
Intermediate (rarely metastasizing)
Malignant
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  • WHO classification of soft tissue tumors
  • WHO 2002 soft tissue tumor classification system

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