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Georgi P Georgiev, Svetoslav A Slavchev, Julian Ananiev
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) has been described as a rare, locally invasive, malignant fibroblastic tumor with a high rate of recurrence that usually affects middle-aged patients. Herein, we describe a rare case of a pedunculated dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the right thumb in an 80-year-old woman treated with excision through the base of the pedicle. We also make a brief literature review concerning this tumor.
January 2, 2018: Curēus
Anuradha Bishnoi, Dipankar De, Davinder Parsad, Uma N Saikia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2018: Breast Journal
Hye Sung Won, Eun Deok Chang, Sae Jung Na, In Yong Whang, Dong Soo Lee, Sun Hyong You, Yong Seok Kim, Jeong Soo Kim
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome is a spectrum of disorders characterized by unique phenotypic features including multiple hamartomas caused by mutations of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN. Cowden syndrome and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome are representative diseases, and both have several common clinical features and differences. Because PTEN mutations are associated with an increased risk of malignancy including breast, thyroid, endometrial, and renal cancers, cancer surveillance is an important element of disease management...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
André S Molina, João P Duprat Neto, Eduardo Bertolli, Isabela W da Cunha, José H T G Fregnani, Pedro H M Figueiredo, Fernando A Soares, Mariana P Macedo, Clovis A Pinto Lopes, Ivan D de Abranches Oliveira Santos Filho
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare low grade tumor with a locally aggressive behavior and low metastatic potential. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the factors that are associated with relapse in DFSP. Methods Retrospective analysis of medical records from 61 patients with dermatofibrosarcoma. Fluorescence in situ hybridization was used to detect translocations. RESULTS: Of 61 patients, 6 experienced a relapse. No patient with resection margins greater than 3 cm had a recurrence...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Amélie Osio, Shuo Xu, Morad El Bouchtaoui, Christophe Leboeuf, Guillaume Gapihan, Christine Lemaignan, Guilhem Bousquet, Céleste Lebbé, Anne Janin, Maxime Battistella
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), amounting to 6% of all soft tissue sarcomas, has a slow growth rate, contrasting with a likelihood for local recurrence and a 10-20% evolution to higher-grade sarcoma, or "transformed DFSP" (DFSP-T). At molecular level, the characteristic COL1A1-PDGFB rearrangement, leading to sustained PDGFR signaling, is not linked to the evolutive potential. Here, we studied EGFR, another tyrosine kinase receptor, using laser-microdissection to select the different histologic components of DFSP (DFSP center, DFSP infiltrative periphery, DFSP-T higher-grade sarcoma), in 22 patients followed over 3 to 156 months...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Uwe Wollina, Dana Langner, Jacqueline Schönlebe, Katlein França, Torello Lotti, Georgi Tchernev
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is rare mesenchymal neoplasia with a high risk of local recurrence but a low risk of metastatic spread. Tumor cells express CD34 and show a characteristic translocation t(17;22)(q22;q13). We analysed the documented cases at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology between 08/2001 and 08/2017. The diagnosis had been confirmed by histology and immunohistology in all cases. We identified four adults and a pediatric patient with DFSP. All patients were treated by wide surgical excision and controlled by three-dimensional histologic margin control...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Alejandro A Gru, Mark R Wick, Hongyan Dai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Patrick Tran, Gregory P Henderson, Michael McLemore
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare soft tissue tumor that arises primarily on the trunk and extremities but seldom on the scalp. Several variants of DFSP have been described, including myxoid DFSP. Although typical DFSP may have focally myxoid areas, myxoid DFSP, in which most of the stroma is myxoid, is rare and can pose diagnostic challenges. Here, we report a case of myxoid DFSP with an unusual clinical presentation that could have been mistaken for a lipoma. Additionally, the myxoid DFSP displayed prominent vasculature in a myxoid stroma, which could have been mistaken for a myxoid liposarcoma...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Murat Ucak
Aim: 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. Case report: The patient was a 19-year-old female student with no scar or previous trauma history in the lesion area. Pathology report of excisional biopsy revealed as a DFSP, reachedsubcutis and dermis. In staging by CT, there had been no distant metastases. There was a lesion with the size of 2x1...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Gaetano Magro
Spindle cell lesions of the breast cover a wide spectrum of diseases ranging from reactive tumor-like lesions to high-grade malignant tumors. The recognition of the benign spindle cell tumor-like lesions (nodular fasciitis; reactive spindle cell nodule after biopsy, inflammatory pseudotumor/inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; fascicular variant of pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia) and tumors (myofibroblastoma, benign fibroblastic spindle cell tumor, leiomyoma, schwannoma, spindle cell lipoma, solitary fibrous tumor, myxoma) is crucial to avoid confusion with morphologically similar but more aggressive bland-appearing spindle cell tumors, such as desmoid-type fibromatosis, low-grade (fibromatosis-like) spindle cell carcinoma, low-grade fibrosarcoma/myofibroblastic sarcoma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans...
March 2018: Surgical Pathology Clinics
Robert Roskoski
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was discovered as a serum-derived component necessary for the growth of smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, and glial cells. The PDGF family is a product of four gene products and consists of five dimeric isoforms: PDGF-AA, PDGF-BB, PDGF-CC, PDGF-DD, and the PDGF-AB heterodimer. This growth factor family plays an essential role in embryonic development and in wound healing in the adult. These growth factors mediate their effects by binding to and activating their receptor protein-tyrosine kinases, which are encoded by two genes: PDGFRA and PDGFRB...
February 2, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Anna H Buteau, Brett H Keeling, Lucia Z Diaz, Margarita Larralade, Paula Luna, Chandra Krishnan, Moise L Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: JAAD Case Reports
Jasmine Haller, Marjorie Parker David, Nathan E Lee, Sara C Shalin, Jerad M Gardner
CONTEXT: - Patients with rare tumors have difficulty finding reliable information about their disease. Facebook patient support groups allow patients to educate one another. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate how these patients perceive the value of pathologists, both in Facebook groups and real-world patient care. DESIGN: - Survey links were posted in 12 Facebook patient groups: 6 with an active pathologist member (angiosarcoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, epithelioid sarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans [×2], and desmoid fibromatosis), and 6 without "active" pathologist involvement (aggressive angiomyxoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, and osteosarcoma)...
January 29, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nzechukwu Zimudo Ikeri, Andrea Oludolapo Akinjo, Olugbende O Ajayi, Adekunbiola Aina Fehintola Banjo
OBJECTIVE: There is scanty data on histologically diagnosed soft-tissue sarcomas in the Nigerian literature. This is due to paucity of facilities for ancillary testing as well as a dearth of specialist soft tissue pathologists. Knowledge however of the common soft-tissue sarcomas is vital for the establishment of an effective sarcoma service. The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine the histological spectrum of soft-tissue sarcomas in Lagos, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Archival haematoxylin and eosin (H and E)-stained slides were retrieved and reviewed by a team of soft-tissue pathologists at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, UK...
October 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
Ying Zhang, Hao Chen, Jianfang Sun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
M Zhao, Z R Yang, Y B Wang, Y Chen, G W Qi, Y J Yan, W J Xu, G Q Ru, X L He
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics, immunophenotypes, and differential diagnostic features of extra-pleural solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) with uncommon histology. Methods: Seven cases of extra-pleural SFT with uncommon histology were collected during January 2015 and December 2016 in Zhejiang Provincal People's Hospital; the clinical and radiologic features, histomorphology, immunophenotype and prognosis were analyzed. EnVision method was used for immunohistochemical staining of STAT6, CD34 and other differential diagnosis associated markers...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
W Song, B M van Hemel, A J H Suurmeijer
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of tumors of soft tissue and bone (STB) heavily relies on histological biopsies, whereas cytology is not widely used. CellientTM cell blocks often contain small tissue fragments. In addition to Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) interpretation of histological features, immunohistochemistry (IHC) can be applied after optimization of protocols. The objective of this retrospective study was to see whether this cytological technique allowed us to make a precise diagnosis of STB tumors...
January 10, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
J Navarrete, J Magliano, M Martínez, C Bazzano
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is to completely excise a cancerous lesion and a wide range of reconstructive techniques of varying complexity are used to close the resulting wound. In this study, we performed a descriptive analysis of patients who underwent MMS, with a focus on wound closure methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a bidirectional descriptive cohort analysis of all MMS procedures performed by a single surgeon between November 2013 and April 2016...
December 14, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
V Chaussade
This "What's new in instrumental dermatology" dedicated skin surgeryis based upon a 2015-2017 literature analysis. The excision of skin cancers is an important part of surgical dermatology. Will artificial intelligence and new drug be able to face the increasing need for therapy? Wrong-site surgery is due to multiple factors. Photographs of biopsy site and short time between biopsy and surgery decrease postponement of surgery and wrong-site surgery. Noninvasive imaging technologies are improving and help to delineate skin tumors and increase the probability of complete tumor removal...
December 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Kabeer K Shah, Jonathan B McHugh, Andrew L Folpe, Rajiv M Patel
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) of the distal extremities and acral sites are extremely rare and incompletely characterized. Twenty-seven DFSP occurring in these sites were retrieved from our collective archives and reevaluated. Tumors occurred in 16 males and 11 females. Median age at presentation was 42.5 years (range, 7 to 78 y). Lesions involved the foot (18 with 6 in the toes and 2 on the plantar foot), distal ankle (4), hand (4 with 2 in the thumbs), and wrist (1). All cases showed predominantly classic DFSP morphology and were diffusely CD34 positive...
March 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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