Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: How Wide Should We Resect?

  title={Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: How Wide Should We Resect?},
  author={Jeffrey M. Farma and John B Ammori and Jonathan S. Zager and BS SurooshS.Marzban and PhD Marilyn M. Bui and Christopher K. Bichakjian and Timothy M. Johnson and Lori Lowe and Michael S Sabel and Sandra L. Wong and George Douglas Letson and Jane L Messina and Vincent M. Cimmino and Vernon K. Sondak},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare dermal tumor with local recurrence rates ranging from 0 to 50%. Controversy exists regarding margin width and excision techniques, with some advocating Mohs surgery and others wide excision (WE). We reviewed the experience in two tertiary centers using WE with total peripheral margin pathologic evaluation. Institutional Review Board approved retrospective review of patients with DFSP from 1991 to 2008. Patients had initial WE using 1–2 cm margins… CONTINUE READING


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