Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Other tumors of skin
Myxoid variant of DFSP

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 August 2016, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Myxoid variant of DFSP

See also: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), Sarcomas

Cite this page: Myxoid variant of DFSP. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skintumornonmelanocyticdfspmyxoid.html. Accessed October 18th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • DFSP with 50%+ myxoid stroma
  • Uncommon
  • Median age 40 years, male and female
  • Extremities, head and neck, trunk, anogenital region
  • Associated with recurrent tumor
  • Similar prognosis as classic DFSP (Am J Surg Pathol 2007;31:1371)
  • Should distinguish from post-traumatic CD34+ myxoid dermatofibrohistiocytoma (J Cutan Pathol 2009;36:84)
Case reports
Treatment
Gross description
  • Median 3 cm, white-tan-gray-yellow, firm to gelatinous
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Infiltrative, often hypocellular, sheet-like, bland spindle cells with pale eosinophilic cytoplasm, spindled nuclei, no pleomorphism
  • Stroma is myxoid with prominent thin walled vessels
  • Diffuse infiltration of fat
  • Also cellular areas typical of DFSP
Microscopic (histologic) images

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