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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Introduction

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: A rare form of slow growing tumor that develops deep in the skin. Metastatis is rare but it often regrows after being surgically removed. It occurs mostly on the trunk, shoulders and chest. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is available below.

Symptoms of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Treatments for Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  • Surgery - mainstay of treatment
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy occasionally used
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Causes of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Rare Types

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Definitions of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans:

An intermediate cutaneous fibrohistiocytic neoplasm, presenting as a nodular cutaneous mass, most often on the trunk and the proximal extremities. The tumor diffusely infiltrates the dermis and the subcutaneous tissues. It is considered a locally aggressive neoplasm, which often recurs but rarely metastasizes. -- 2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans Info

More information about Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  1. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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