Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma

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Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma
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Micrograph of a low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. H&E stain.
Classification and external resources

Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a rare type of low grade sarcoma first described by Harry Evans in 1987. It is characterized by a long and indolent clinical course and the possibility of local recurrence or distant metastases in a subset of patients. Unlike many other types of cancer, low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma can metastasize after many years, sometimes decades after the initial presentation of the tumor.[1]

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