Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Raman K Madan, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is the pathophysiology of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What causes dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is the prevalence of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What are the racial predilections of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What are the sexual predilections of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

In which age group is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) most prevalent?

What is the prognosis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is included in patient education about dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is the role of cytogenetic testing in the diagnosis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

How are dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) staged?

Treatment

How is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

What is included in long-term monitoring of patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Medications

What is the role of mesylate in the treatment of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Which medications in the drug class Molecular-targeted therapy are used in the treatment of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans?