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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Clinicopathological study of benign soft tissue neoplasms: Experience at rural based tertiary teaching hospital

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Author Details : Vikas V Narhire, Arvind N. Bagate, Grace F. D’costa

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 268-275

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Background: Embryologically, soft tissue is derived principally from mesoderm, with some contribution from neuroectoderm. The large majority of soft tissue tumors are benign, with a very high cure rate after surgical excision.


1.        To study the frequency of benign soft tissue neoplasms (STN) among all other neoplasms in population attending rural based hospital.

2.        To find out the relative frequency of benign STN among all STN in hospital population over period of two and half years.

3.        To note any variation regarding age, sex and histopathological features of these neoplasms.

Methods: Place of study: Dept. of Pathology.
Study Design: Descriptive study.
Period of study: Jan 2010 – July 2012.
In this study we collected clinical profile of the 154 patients & correlated with gross and histopathological features. For histopathological study samples were collected, processed to prepare paraffin embedded sections & stained by H & E stains.


·        Benign STN contributed (138 cases) 14.09% of all types of neoplasms in the present study.

·       Among all STN, benign STN 89.6% outnumbered malignant counterpart

·       On detailed histomorphological examination, the single most common histological group was the adipocytic tumors.

·        Benign STN in general showed male to female ratio 1.7:1 and the mean age was 40.4 years.

Conclusion: Benign STN contribute small percentage among all neoplastic lesions reported. Benign STN outnumber the malignant neoplasm by a marginal difference. The commonest benign tumor is lipoma. The mean age of benign STN is 40.4 years with slight male predominance.

Keywords: Benign soft tissue neoplasms, Histopathological


How to cite : Narhire V V, Bagate A N, D’costa G F, Clinicopathological study of benign soft tissue neoplasms: Experience at rural based tertiary teaching hospital. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2016;3(2):268-275

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