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WHO Classification of Tumours
Sarcoma, NOS
Connective, subcutaneous and other soft tissues


Definition

A usually aggressive malignant mesenchymal cell tumor most commonly arising from muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, bone, cartilage, and blood vessels. Sarcomas occur in both children and adults. The prognosis depends largely on the degree of differentiation (grade) of the tumor.

Representative subtypes include

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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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Liposarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Chondrosarcoma