Sarcoma

Sarcoma

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Sarcoma

  • Definition
  1. Cancer arrising in mesenchymal (connective) tissue
  2. Derived from greek word "sar" meaning fleshy
  • Types
  1. Soft-tissue Sarcomas
    1. Kaposi's Sarcoma
    2. Hepatic angiosarcoma
    3. Rhabdomyosarcoma
      1. Most common soft tissue Sarcoma in children
    4. Leiomyosarcoma
      1. Involves Uterus in adults
      2. Involves Retroperitoneum in children
    5. Liposarcoma
      1. Rare adipose tumor (usually invades locally only)
      2. Involves deep thigh or Retroperitoneum
    6. Fibrosarcoma
      1. Most common soft tissue Sarcoma in age <1 year
      2. Involves deep thigh or Retroperitoneum
  2. Vascular Sarcoma
    1. Angiosarcoma
    2. Hemangioendothelioma
    3. Hemangiopericytoma
  3. Bone Tumors
    1. Ewing's Sarcoma
    2. Osteogenic Sarcoma