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Table 4 Malignancy rates of soft tissue masses ≤5 cm, ≤3 cm and ≤2 cm in different locations

From: Soft tissue masses: distribution of entities and rate of malignancy in small lesions

Malignancy rate ≤ 5 cm ≤ 3 cm ≤2 cm
Overall 22.41% 16.49% 15.0%
Superficial 23.53% 20.79% 18.18%
Deep 22.14% 15.32% 13.79%
Head / Neck 48.57% 71.43% 80.0%
Trunk 40,00% 33.33% 45.45%
Upper Extremity (excluding Hand) 25.27% 24.21% 20.45%
Lower Extremity (excluding Foot) 20.7% 11.22% 11.11%
Hand 19.3% 19.15% 16.67%
Foot 7.44% 5.68% 3.70%