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Am J Clin Pathol. 1987 Nov;88(5):615-9.

Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. A report of two metastasizing neoplasms having a deceptively benign appearance.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston 77030.


Two deceptively benign-appearing, unclassifiable but very similar fibromyxoid sarcomas characterized histologically by bland, innocuous-appearing fibroblastic cells and a swirling, whorled growth pattern are presented. The tumors both occurred in women in their late twenties and were located in the soft tissues of the scapular area and the axillary-chest wall area, respectively. Lung metastases developed in both cases; one patient died 94 months after excision of the primary neoplasm, whereas the other was alive at 82 months. The designation "low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma" is suggested for these tumors.

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