Dermatofibrosarcoma

What is Dermatofibrosarcoma?

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a very rare tumor. It is a rare neoplasm of the dermis layer of the skin, and is classified as a sarcoma. There is only about one case per million per year. DFSP is a fibrosarcoma, more precisely a cutaneous soft tissue sarcoma. In many respects, the disease behaves as a benign tumor, but in 2–5% of cases it can metastasize, so it should be considered to have malignant potential. It occurs most often in adults in their thirties; it has been described congenitally, in children, and the elderly. It accounts for approximately 2–6% of soft tissue sarcoma cancers.

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Had numbness and a little swelling in both legs from hip down for two weeks. Symptoms do not dissipate with any action or inaction. Did not fall...

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Retest for dermatofibrosarcoma

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I would suggest a doppler study of the veins to check for DVT (deep vein thrombosis...

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hi i have an unhealing head wound with infection for one year now,and i think it is because of head glue used on me?can you help or advise

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?DFPS...to be ruled out in your case...!!

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Brief Ans-?DFPS...to be ruled out in your case...!!

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Hello, I just recently had a spot removed below my breast. It came back and was tested positive for Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans. My concern is...

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is diagnosed with a biopsy, when a portion of the tumor is removed for examination.I think your...

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