What is the staging for primary tumor (T) in soft-tissue tumors?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Vinod B Shidham, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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Possible values for primary tumor (T) are defined as follows:

  • TX - Tumor cannot be assessed
  • T0 - No evidence of primary tumor
  • T1 - Tumor ≤5 cm in greatest dimension: T1a, superficial; T1b, deep
  • T2 - Tumor >5 cm in greatest dimension: T2a, superficial; T2b, deep

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