Recurrent atypical fibroxanthoma of the cheek.


We report a case of recurrent atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) of the preauricular area that recurred after Mohs micrographic surgery. AFX is a benign cutaneous fibrohistiocytic tumor that is most commonly found in elderly patients. Although these tumors are benign, they may mimic spindle cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma on histologic examination. AFX tumors rarely recur or metastasize. Wide excision is recommended for the achievement of the best results.

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@article{Skoulas2001RecurrentAF, title={Recurrent atypical fibroxanthoma of the cheek.}, author={Ioannis G Skoulas and Mike Price and Jane E Andrew and Stilianos E Kountakis}, journal={American journal of otolaryngology}, year={2001}, volume={22 1}, pages={73-5} }