Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • presence of risk factors
  • cutaneous mass <5 cm diameter
  • soft cutaneous mass
  • mobile cutaneous mass
  • superficial cutaneous mass

Other diagnostic factors

  • painless cutaneous mass
  • GI obstruction
  • GI bleeding
  • abdominal mass
  • muscle weakness
  • paraesthesia

Risk factors

  • genetic predisposition
  • trauma
  • heavy alcohol consumption

Diagnostic investigations

Investigations to consider

  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • core needle biopsy
  • incisional biopsy
  • excisional biopsy
  • upper GI contrast study
Full details

Treatment algorithm

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Medical Director, Surgical Oncology

General Surgery

Peninsula Medical Clinic

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Burlingame

CA

Disclosures

KMD is an author of a number of references cited in this monograph.

Staff Pathologist

Oroville Hospital

Oroville

CA

Disclosures

SDD declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Staff Surgeon

VA Boston Healthcare System

West Roxbury

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women's Hospital)

Boston

MA

Disclosures

JG declares that he has no competing interests.

Resident

Department of Dermatology

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Winston-Salem

NC

Disclosures

ADL declares that he has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Surgical Oncology

Department of Surgery

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

NE

Disclosures

CA declares that he has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Section of Surgical Oncology

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison

WI

Disclosures

CC declares that he has no competing interests.

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