What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of fibrosarcoma?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Ian D Dickey, MD, FRCSC, LMCC; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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For sarcomas arising in bone, computed tomography (CT) is used to delineate bone involvement, bone destruction, or bone reaction. The density of fibrosarcomas is similar to that of surrounding normal muscle. Signs of fracture or impending fracture may be seen, and the tumor can be more accurately localized. CT of the chest may be appropriate. CT is highly sensitive for metastatic disease.


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