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Myofibrosarcoma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery.

Authors
  • Chiller, Katarina
  • Parker, Douglas
  • Washington, Carl
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
30
Issue
12 Pt 2
Pages
1565–1567
Identifiers
PMID: 15606842
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mohs micrographic surgery is a technique that has been shown to provide superior cure rates in the treatment of many mesenchymal tumors. Here, we report the first case of myofibrosarcoma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. Myofibrosarcoma is a rare but aggressive tumor that can be difficult to distinguish from other somewhat less aggressive malignancies such as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans or malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Specific histopathologic criteria are reviewed. We recommend including Mohs micrographic surgery in the armamentarium for the treatment of this rare tumor.

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