Case Report| Volume 49, ISSUE 1, P86.e1-86.e3, January 2010

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Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature


      The majority of soft tissue masses seen in the lower extremity are benign tumors caused by degenerative, reactive, or inflammatory processes. Sarcomas are relatively uncommon entities but need to be diagnosed and treated appropriately. We present a case of a myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma of the leg and review the literature on this topic. This is a rare tumor that predominately involves the distal extremities. It often presents as a painless mass within the subcutaneous tissue and can easily be confused with benign lesions. A high rate of local recurrence means patients must be followed up closely after resection of the tumor.

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