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This fascicle is formulated from a study of 8,686 tumors and tumor-like proliferations of soft tissues recorded in the Laboratory of Surgical Pathology of Columbia University over a period of 45½ years. The author briefly discusses the genesis of tumors of soft tissues and presents a broad classification of 7,337 benign mesenchymal tumors and 1,349 malignant tumors. Lipomatosis, fibromatosis and benign angiomatosis constitute the greater percentage of the benign mesenchymal tumors studied. Fibrosarcoma, liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma make up the greater number of malignant mesenchymal tumors in this series. A detailed description of each group and subgroup of tumors is
Tumors of the Soft Tissues. Ann Intern Med. ;44:586–587. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-586_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(3):586-587.
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