Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Reappraisal of Wide Local Excision and Impact of Inadequate Initial Treatment

@article{Khatri2003DermatofibrosarcomaPR,
  title={Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Reappraisal of Wide Local Excision and Impact of Inadequate Initial Treatment},
  author={Vijay P. Khatri and Joseph M. Galante and Richard Bold and Philip D. Schneider and Rajendra Ramsamooj and James E. Goodnight},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={1118-1122}
}
Background: The extent of local invasion in dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is often clinically difficult to appreciate, and this leads to inadequate resections. We examined the effect of inadequate initial treatment and the efficacy of wide resection. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of the records of 35 patients with DFSP treated at our institution (1985 and 2001). Data were analyzed with Wilcoxon’s ranked sum test and Fisher’s exact test. Results: Of the 24 patients… CONTINUE READING