Magnetic resonance imaging of benign soft tissue neoplasms in adults

Radiol Clin North Am. 2011 Nov;49(6):1197-217, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2011.07.007.


This article reviews a spectrum of benign soft tissue tumors found in adults. Rather than presenting a complete review, the focus of this article is on benign tumors for which the diagnosis may be confidently made or strongly suggested on the basis of imaging. Diagnoses presented include nodular fasciitis, superficial and deep fibromatosis, elastofibroma, lipomatous lesions, giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, pigmented villonodular synovitis, peripheral nerve sheath tumors, Morton neuroma, hemangioma, and myxoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fibroma / pathology
  • Glomus Tumor / pathology
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Myxoma / pathology
  • Nerve Sheath Neoplasms / pathology
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Vascular Malformations / pathology