Familial variant of dermatofibroma with malignancy in the proband Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Multiple fibrous histiocytomas of the dermis (dermatofibromas) were found in six males of one family. A number of the tumors fell within the histologic patterns commonly encountered in dermatofibromas, but some were unusually large and others were cytologically atypical. In addition, the proband died of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the lung. We believe that this is a syndrome and a familial variant of a common dermal entity.

publication date

  • January 1, 1981