Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is an uncommon tumor that arises in the skin. The tumor is firm and often flesh-colored although it can be reddish, bluish, or purplish. The tumor is often found on the chest or shoulders, but it can be found on other parts of the body. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans may cause no symptoms, and the initial size of the tumor tends to be around 1 to 5 centimeters. This tumor has a low potential to spread to other tissues. Treatment often involves surgery to remove the tumor, such as by Mohs’ micrographic surgery. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options.
 

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Sarcoma Alliance

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Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans" returned 95 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An unusual variant of atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
 

Author(s): Simone Silva da Costa Aragão, Everson José Dos Santos Leite, Alberto Eduardo Cox Cardoso, Ricardo Luiz Simões Houly

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Mar;93(2):282-284.

 

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is an uncommon neoplasm that is most often seen in young adults. The most common clinical presentation is the protruding form; however, other subtypes are known, such as the atrophic. In 2012 there were only 33 reports of this variant in the literature. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Rare Case of Misdiagnosis: Recurrence of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans That Was Treated Surgicallyas a Keloid.
 

Author(s): Murat Ucak

Journal: Med Arch. 2018 Feb;72(1):74-75.

 

In this report, we presented the patient with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP), removed by considering as the keloid scar in the general surgery clinic with misdiagnosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reply to comment on: Orbital dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with frontal and ethmoid sinus involvement: A case report and brief review of literature.
 

Author(s): Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh, Neha Kakkar, Vidya Jha

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 02;66(2):351.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Orbital dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with frontal and ethmoid sinus involvement: A case report and brief review of literature.
 

Author(s): Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh, Neha Kakkar, Vidya Jha

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;65(9):892-894.

 

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a soft tissue sarcoma that is dermal in origin. The incidence is <0.1% of all malignancies and 1% of soft tissue sarcoma. Most commonly, it involves trunk (62%) followed by extremities (25%) and head and neck (13%). It is a slow growing tumor with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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18F-FDG PET/CT Prediction of an Aggressive Clinical Course for Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans.
 

Author(s): Sandip Basu, Fahim Goliwale

Journal: J Nucl Med Technol. 2016 Jun;44(2):88-9.

 

The ability to assess tumor biology is a benefit of molecular imaging with (18)F-FDG PET/CT, which performs better than anatomic imaging in evaluating malignancies. We present an unusual case of fatal dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, a usually indolent entity for which high-grade ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Unusual presentation of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in a male patient's breast: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mohannad Al Tarakji, Adriana Toro, Isidoro Di Carlo, Kulsoon Junejo

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We herein present a case report and literature review of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in the breast of a male patient. A 27-year-old man presented with a painless lump in his right breast with areas of bluish skin discoloration. The diagnostic work-up comprised clinical examination, ...

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Treatment of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in Patients 10 Years and Younger
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2018

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Spanish Registry of Mohs Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Skin Neoplasms; Carcinoma, Basal Cell; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Dermatofibrosarcoma; Melanoma; Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous; Neoplasms, Adnexal and Skin Appendage

 

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2018

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