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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
Review Article

Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Fibrohistiocytic Tumors of Intermediate Malignancy: An Update

Billings, Steven D. MD*; Folpe, Andrew L. MD†

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Abstract: The fibrohistiocytic tumors of intermediate malignancy are uncommon mesenchymal tumors, which typically occur in the skin and subcutis and which may pose significant problems for the dermatopathologist. This article reviews the clinical, histopathologic, and genetic features of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, giant cell fibroblastoma, angiomatoid (malignant) fibrous histiocytoma, plexiform fibrous histiocytoma, and soft tissue giant cell tumor (of low malignant potential). The differential diagnosis of these tumors with a variety of benign and fully malignant cutaneous soft tissue neoplasms is discussed.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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