Soft Tissue Sarcoma
40 year old male with soft tissue sarcoma
Step 3: Generate a Differential Diagnosis
Use a Diagnostic Sieve to generate a differential diagnosis list
Diagnostic sieves are a valuable and efficient way of assessing a patient's symptoms and signs to reach a diagnosis.
Click on the categories that are relevant to this case. Correct answers are highlighted in green.
This could be a popliteal artery aneurysm, however the fact that the mass is firm and fixed counts against it. Also, it was not pulsatile.Close
Inflammatory / Infection
This could be an abscess or parasitic cyst.Close
The history of a rapidly growing mass, combined with the exam findings of a hard and fixed mass make a neoplasm a definite possibility.Close