Metastasizing atypical fibroxanthoma (cutaneous malignant histiocytoma): report of five cases.

@article{Cooper2005MetastasizingAF,
  title={Metastasizing atypical fibroxanthoma (cutaneous malignant histiocytoma): report of five cases.},
  author={Jennifer Z Cooper and Scott R Newman and Glynis A. Scott and Marc D. Brown},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={221-5; discussion 225}
}
BACKGROUND Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is an unusual malignant fibrohistiocytic tumor of sun-damaged skin. When first described, it was felt to be a reactive tumor of low malignant potential. More recently, it has been shown to be a tumor of intermediate malignant potential. OBJECTIVE To describe five cases of metastatic AFX. RESULTS Five patients ranging in age from 65 to 85 years old presented with metastatic AFX. Three of the five cases presented with regional lymph node disease. Also… CONTINUE READING

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