Distinctive clinicopathologic features of the common myxoid soft-tissue lesions

Meredith E. Pittman, Elizabeth A. Montgomery

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Myxoid change is a nonspecific finding in soft tissue tumours and can be encountered in sarcomas, benign soft tissue neoplasms, and even reactive lesions. For this reason, tumours that are intrinsically myxoid often present a diagnostic dilemma, especially if limited material is available for study. Here we provide a detailed description of four commonly encountered myxoid neoplasms: myxoma, myxoid liposarcoma, myxofibrosarcoma, and low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. The accompanying differential diagnosis for each will aid the pathologist in the correct classification of myxoid soft tissue tumours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-444
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Myxoid liposarcoma
  • Myxoma
  • Superficial angiomyxoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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