Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: A clinicopathologic analysis of patients treated and followed at a single institution
The prognosis after surgical resection with negative and sometimes positive microscopic margins for patients with DFSP is very good. However, increased age, high mitotic index, and increased cellularity are predictors of poor clinical outcome. The FS-DFSP variant represents a much more aggressive tumor with metastatic potential. Patients who are treated with curative intent for FS-DFSP should undergo aggressive attempts at complete surgical resection. Patients with recurrent classic DFSP without evidence of adverse prognostic features may benefit from conservative management, especially in the setting of potentially unresectable disease.