56. Soft-Tissue Tumours and Tumour-like Conditions

  1. Tony Burns MB, BS, FRCP Emeritus Consultant Dermatologist2,
  2. Stephen Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist3,4,
  3. Neil Cox BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP(Lond & Edin) Consultant Dermatologist Visiting Professor5,6 and
  4. Christopher Griffiths BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor of Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist7
  1. E. Calonje MD, DipRCPath Consultant Dermatologist

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch56

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Calonje, E. (2010) Soft-Tissue Tumours and Tumour-like Conditions, in Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition (eds T. Burns, S. Breathnach, N. Cox and C. Griffiths), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch56

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK

  2. 3

    St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

  3. 4

    Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Epsom, Surrey, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Dermatology, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY, UK

  5. 6

    University of Cumbria, Carlisle CA1 2HH, UK

  6. 7

    The Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Histopathology, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161695

Online ISBN: 9781444317633



  • soft-tissue tumours and tumour-like conditions;
  • fibrous and myofibroblastic tumours - small facial papule with distinctive fibrovascular component on histological examination;
  • nodular fasciitis;
  • fibro-osseous pseudotumour of digits;
  • inclusion body (digital) fibromatosis;
  • fibrohistiocytic tumours - giant cell tumour of tendon sheath;
  • atypical fibroxanthoma;
  • symplastic haemangioma;
  • vascular tumours of intermediate malignancy - kaposiform haemangioendothelioma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fibrous and myofibroblastic tumours

  • Fibrohistiocytic tumours

  • Vascular tumours

  • Reactive vascular lesions

  • Benign vascular tumours

  • Vascular tumours of intermediate malignancy

  • Malignant vascular tumours

  • Lymphatic tumours

  • Tumours of perivascular cells

  • Peripheral neuroectodermal tumours

  • Tumours of muscle

  • Skeletal muscle tumours

  • Tumours of fat cells

  • Tumours of uncertain histogenesis

  • Ossifying lesions in the dermis [1]

  • References