UCSD Musculoskeletal Radiology
Case of the week 002
Dec 12th 2002 Prior cases of the week
19 female with slowly growing mass on thigh for 1 year.
Describe the appearances and possible diagnoses.
Soft tissue mass with central amorphous calcification. No bony changes.
Alveolar soft part sarcoma
Malignant granular cell myoblastoma
Young adult females
Slow growth, calcifcation, invade bone
Vascular, may have flow voids
Path - similar to paraganglioma
Other malignant causes of soft tissue calcification include synovial cell sarcoma, and rarely any soft tissue sarcoma.
Prior cases of the week