Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma in a child presenting as a popliteal fossa swelling

Suraj Gandhi, Charu Sharma, Pankaj Dwivedi, Neha Sisodiya Shenoy, Hemanshi Shah


Popliteal fossa masses are rare in paediatric age group. Even rarer are the malignancies of this area. Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a distinctive variant of fibrosarcoma. It is a rare tumor with benign histologic appearance but high metastasizing potential. We describe an 11-year-old child with a popliteal fossa mass, which was excised, and histopathological report revealed LGFMS.


popliteal fossa; children; swelling; low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma; soft tissue tumor

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