Journal article

Management of pleomorphic dermal sarcoma

Sarah Lonie, Benny Yau, Michael Henderson, David Gyorki, Christopher Angel, Angela Webb

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma (PDS) is a rare, poorly defined skin neoplasm with features similar to atypical fibroxanthoma, but with adverse histopathological characteristics indicating metastatic potential such as tumour necrosis, invasion beyond superficial subcutis or vascular and/or perineural infiltration. Optimal treatment for PDS is uncertain and reported outcomes vary due to the rarity of this diagnosis and uncertainty over histopathological categorization. The aim of this study was to review the clinical and histopathological features of PDS in a single Australian centre. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients managed at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre with PDS ..

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