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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-53

Soft-tissue sarcoma masquerading as a haematoma


Radiology Department, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Mark Charnock
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU
UK
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_65_18

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Sarcomas commonly occur in the buttock and thigh, although the clinical presentation varies with no specific symptoms other than a painless lump. This case study reports on a soft-tissue sarcoma that was initially thought to be a haematoma on ultrasound, despite being rescanned 6 weeks later. The patient presented back to their general practitioner 8 months later with the subsequent ultrasound showing an irregular and hypervascular soft-tissue mass. Further imaging and ultrasound-guided biopsy led to a surgical excision of a myxofibrosarcoma. This case demonstrates the difficulty of differentiating between a haematoma and sarcoma, especially in patients presenting with a history of trauma.


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