Femoral soft tissue tumour - dermatofibrosarcoma

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


long standing swelling in the right thigh presented with acute leg pain due to popliteal vein thrombusis

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

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CT scan shows a well defined large heterogenous soft tissue mass in the anteromedial compartement of the right thigh without evidence of bone erosion, calcification or periosteal reaction. The mass density is slightly lower than that of muscle. There is also epigastric hernia.

Case Discussion

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma, desmoid tumor, high-grade liposarcoma and synovial sarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a large soft tissue tumor like this.

Biopsy performed with ultrasound guidance.

Path proven dermatofibrosarcoma.

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Case information

rID: 20672
Case created: 6th Dec 2012
Last edited: 6th Nov 2016
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