Clear cell sarcoma of soft parts of the leg

Mateusz Owsiak, Anna Walecka


The authors present the case of a 78-year-old patient with clear cell sarcoma of soft parts of the leg imitating chronic haematoma. We describe the pathology and diagnostic process with emphasis on the role of ultrasonographic examination.


mięsak jasnokomórkowy; czerniak tkanek miękkich; diagnostyka

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