Cutaneous soft tissue tumors: how do we make sense of fibrous and “fibrohistiocytic” tumors with confusing names and similar appearances?

@article{Hornick2019CutaneousST,
  title={Cutaneous soft tissue tumors: how do we make sense of fibrous and “fibrohistiocytic” tumors with confusing names and similar appearances?},
  author={Jason L. Hornick},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2019},
  volume={33},
  pages={56-65}
}
  • J. Hornick
  • Published 25 October 2019
  • Medicine
  • Modern Pathology
In the 2018 World Health Organization Classification of Skin Tumors, a wide range of predominantly benign mesenchymal neoplasms are included in the fibroblastic, myofibroblastic, and “fibrohistiocytic” categories. By far the most common of these tumors is dermatofibroma (fibrous histiocytoma). There are many histologic variants of dermatofibroma, some of which (cellular, aneurysmal, and atypical) are associated with a higher risk of local recurrence; these variants may be mistaken for more… 
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