Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; a tumor too lightly considered.

  title={Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; a tumor too lightly considered.},
  author={Wilfred E. Wooldridge},
  journal={A.M.A. archives of dermatology},
  volume={75 1},
  • W. Wooldridge
  • Published 1957
  • Medicine
  • A.M.A. archives of dermatology
Since the description of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans by Darier and Ferrand 1 in 1924, there have been numerous cases reported. The articles of Senear, Andrews and Willis, 2 Binkley, 3 Mopper and Pinkus, 4 and Mopper 5 all present multiple cases. A feature in common with most published reports is that of regarding this malignancy as a slow-growing and rather innocent one, prone to local recurrence but almost never fatal or metastasizing. Even as recently as the January, 1956, issue of the A… 

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Primary fibrosarcoma of the skin.

  • C. Mopper
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Medical Association
  • 1953
In 1924, primary fibrosarcoma of the skin was distinguished as an entity and separated from other tumors because of its characteristic clinical and histological manifestations by Darier and Ferrand.