Clinical features of soft tissue sarcomas

CJ Johnson, Paul Pynsent, Robert Grimer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Citations (Scopus)


The presenting features of 526 patients referred to an open access 'lumps and bumps' clinic were reviewed to try and identify whether the four cardinal features of soft tissue malignancy were in fact predictive of this. The features investigated were: size bigger than 5 cm, pain, increase in size, depth beneath the deep fascia. All of these factors were found to be associated more frequently with malignancy than a benign state. Using the summed weights of evidence method we have constructed a graph which will allow prediction of whether a lump is likely to be malignant or not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-5
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


Dive into the research topics of 'Clinical features of soft tissue sarcomas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this