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What is Bednar's tumor?

What is Bednar's tumor?

  • Bednar's tumor: A rare aggressive skin tumor that develops in the skin. The tumor consists of melanin-producing cells which increases the skins pigmentation in the affected area. Metastasis is rare but it often regrows after being surgically removed. It occurs mostly on the trunk, shoulders and chest.

Bednar's tumor is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bednar's tumor, or a subtype of Bednar's tumor, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bednar's tumor: Introduction

Types of Bednar's tumor:

Broader types of Bednar's tumor:

What causes Bednar's tumor?

Causes of Bednar's tumor: see causes of Bednar's tumor

What are the symptoms of Bednar's tumor?

Symptoms of Bednar's tumor: see symptoms of Bednar's tumor

Bednar's tumor: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bednar's tumor.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bednar's tumor.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bednar's tumor: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bednar's tumor.
Treatments for Bednar's tumor: see treatments for Bednar's tumor

Name and Aliases of Bednar's tumor

Main name of condition: Bednar's tumor

Other names or spellings for Bednar's tumor:

Pigmented dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Pigmented dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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