Sclerosing epithelioid fiberosarcoma: Short T2 on MR imaging

Dane R. Christensen, Rajen Ramsamooj, Thomas J. Gilbert

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A case of sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma and its appearance on MRI is presented. The tumor showed a zonal architecture on MRI with a large central core of very low signal intensity and a peripheral rim of intermediate to high signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted spin echo pulse sequences. The core showed decreased cellularity with dense collagen deposition on histologic examination, and the peripheral zone increased cellularity with increased nuclear atypia. The presence of a prominent region of very low signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted images can be seen with neural tumors, giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, aggressive fibromatosis, and, in rare instances, with soft tissue sarcomas rich in collagen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-621
Number of pages3
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Leg
  • MRI
  • Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma
  • Short T2
  • Spin echo sequences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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