Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. A report of two metastasizing neoplasms having a deceptively benign appearance

Am J Clin Pathol. 1987 Nov;88(5):615-9. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/88.5.615.


Two deceptively benign-appearing, unclassifiable but very similar fibromyxoid sarcomas characterized histologically by bland, innocuous-appearing fibroblastic cells and a swirling, whorled growth pattern are presented. The tumors both occurred in women in their late twenties and were located in the soft tissues of the scapular area and the axillary-chest wall area, respectively. Lung metastases developed in both cases; one patient died 94 months after excision of the primary neoplasm, whereas the other was alive at 82 months. The designation "low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma" is suggested for these tumors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Axilla
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sarcoma / pathology*
  • Sarcoma / secondary
  • Shoulder
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / secondary