Imaging of Upper Limb Tumors and Tumorlike Pathology

Timothy Woo, Radhesh Lalam, Victor Cassar-Pullicino, Bert Degrieck, Koenraad Verstraete, Davide Maria Donati, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Daniel Vanel, Alberto Bazzocchi

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Bone and soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon tumors that can occur within the upper extremity as well as elsewhere within the body. However, certain histopathological subtypes have increased affinity for the upper limb and even certain sites within the arm and hand. Other benign masses and tumor mimics, such as infection and traumatic lesions, are more common and imaging appearances can sometimes overlap with malignant lesions making diagnosis difficult. In this article, we explore the current options for imaging of these lesions as well as typical imaging appearances of the more common upper limb tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1050
Number of pages16
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


  • Bone tumor
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sarcoma
  • Tumor mimic
  • Upper limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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