Keywords : neural tumours
HISTOPATHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF SOFT TISSUE TUMORS WITH RELATION TO AGE, GENDER AND ANATOMICAL DISTRIBUTION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 3090-3095
Introduction: Soft Tissue Tumours (STT) are a diverse group of tumours. Soft tissue tumours are a highly heterogeneous group of tumours that are classified on a histogenetic basis according to the adult tissue they resemble. Benign soft tissue tumours outnumber malignant tumours by a wide margin. Histopathology is considered gold standard in the diagnosis of STT.
Purpose: The main objective is, to thestudy histopathological profile of soft tissue tumours and to analyse their distribution according to age, sex and anatomical site of occurrence.
Materials and Methods: In the present study, all operated cases, excised biopsies and resected specimens were taken into consideration. After processing the tissue, detailed microscopic examination was carried out to arrive at the final diagnosis.
Results: The peak age of incidence of soft tissue tumours were observed in the 3rd and the 4th decade of life and showed a slight female predominance. Majority of the STT cases identified were located in the extremities. Most common soft tissue tumours were lipomatous tumours.
Conclusion: Lipomatous tumours constituted the bulk of soft tissue tumours (99/151cases). The incidence of lipomatous tumours was more in females (54.5%) with M: F ratio 1:1.2 and 31.3% of tumours occurred in the 3rd decade. The commonest site was in the extremities constituting 34.31% of the total cases followed in frequency by the chest wall with 18.54%.