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Table 2 Age, histologic subtype, location and metastatic development according to the degree of malignancy

From: Surgical resection of massive liposarcomas at the extremities: a 10-year experience in a referral musculoskeletal sarcoma unit

  Low-grade High-grade
n (%) n (%)
Age (years)
  ≤50 9 (47, 4) 4 (57, 1)
  >50 10 (52, 6) 3 (42, 9)
Histologic type
  Well-differentiated 11 (57, 9)
  Myxoid 7 (36, 8) 3 (42, 9)
  Round and/or pleomorphic cells 1 (5, 3) 4 (57, 1)
   p < 0.05
Location
  Arm 2 (28, 6)
  Thigh 15 (78, 9) 5 (71, 4)
  Upper posterior thigh and gluteal muscles 2 (10, 5)
  Knee 2 (10, 5)
Metastases
  M1 1 (14, 3)
  M0 19 (100) 6 (85, 7)
  1. The percentages in parentheses indicate the proportion of cases within the category. Fisher’s exact test was used for statistical analysis