Alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) is rare. We present a case of a 30-year-old woman with a 6-month history of a palpable mass in her left thigh. MRI showed an 8-cm mass and a satellite nodule at the left gluteus muscle. The main tumor exhibited an isointense signal on T1-weighted images and high-signal-intensity areas with low-signal-intensity scanty solid components on T2-weighted images. MR angiography showed dilated and tortuous veins around the tumor. Histologic findings were compatible with ASPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • Alveolar soft-part sarcoma
  • MR imaging (MRI)
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft-tissue tumor
  • Thigh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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