Benign Soft Tissue Tumours


Benign soft tissue tumours are more common than their bone counterparts.

These tumours can arise from any component of mesenchymal system.

They also have a wide variation in behaviour pattern, but are not known to metastasize.

Common examples of Benign Soft Tissue tumours are as follows:

  • Lipomas (Fat)
  • Angiolipoma (Fat & Blood vessel)
  • Benign fibrous histiocytoma (Spindle cells)
  • Fibromatosis
  • Neurofibroma (Neural)
  • Schwannomas (Neural)
  • Neurolilemmona (Neural)
  • Hemangiomas (Blood vessel)
  • Giant cell tumours of tendon sheath (Spindle cells & Synovium)
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (Synovium)
  • Myxoma (Myxoid)
  • Leiomyoma
  • Glomus Tumour (Blood Vessel)
  • Rhabdomyoma


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