- Giant cell fibroblastoma
- Familial dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (subtype)
- Metastatic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (subtype)
Your QuestionMy mother had a tumor removed from her back. They diagnosed the tumor as a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. They don't think they got it all. How quickly will this tumor regrow. Will my mother have to have another surgery. She is in her 80's and does not want to undergo a second surgery.
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- What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans?
- What is the chance of recurrence of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans?
- What is the chance of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans spreading to other parts of the body?
- Should my mother undergo another surgery for her dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans?
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- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. DermNet New Zealand Trust. September, 2015; http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/dfsp.html. Accessed 2/9/2016.
- Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans. Genetics Home Reference. September, 2011; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans. Accessed 2/9/2016.
- Chen, Chih-Shan Jason. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Medscape Reference. November, 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1100203-overview. Accessed 2/9/2016.
- Chen CSJ and Siegel DM. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans. eMedicine. July 23, 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1100203-overview. Accessed 11/14/2010.