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Epidemiological data of common soft tissue sarcomas as seen in our practice
  1. Zubair Ahmad1,
  2. Asim Qureshi2,
  3. Romana Idrees1,
  4. Muhammad Azam2
  1. 1Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  2. 2Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Asim Qureshi, Histopathology Department, Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan; asimqureshi32{at}

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Soft tissue sarcomas make up less than 1% of malignant tumours. They arise most commonly in the extremities, chest wall and retroperitoneum, and are more common in older people and males, although age and gender vary for the various histological types.1 2 Very few epidemiological data are available on soft tissue sarcomas in South Asia, and as this area has a huge population (about two billion people), it would be useful to determine whether the age, gender and location …

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