Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
Br J Radiol. 2009 Aug;82(981):775-85. doi: 10.1259/bjr/17870414. Epub 2008 Dec 8.

Pictorial review: Non-neoplastic soft-tissue masses.

Author information

  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Victoria Infirmary, Langside Road, Glasgow G42 9TY, UK. gmckenzie@doctors.org.uk


As a tertiary centre for soft-tissue sarcomas, numerous non-neoplastic masses are referred to our institution. In many cases, review of the imaging allows a confident diagnosis to be made without the need for biopsy. Lesions include anomalous muscles and variants, muscle injury, haematoma, myositis ossificans, aneurysm, abscess, tumoral calcinosis, amyloidosis and elastofibroma. The purpose of this article is to review the imaging characteristics of these non-neoplastic lesions and highlight the features that help differentiate these lesions from a soft-tissue sarcoma.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Atypon
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk