ID 106031
Author
Abe, Yoshiro Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Hashimoto, Ichiro Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakanishi, Hideki Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma
elderly patient
forehead
recurrence
wide excision
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a rare type of sarcoma that is characterized by benign-appearing histologic features but a paradoxically aggressive clinical course. These tumors generally occur in young to middle-aged adults, sometimes in children, but rarely in high-aged adults. LGFMS typically affects the deep soft tissues of the trunk or lower extremities ; however, it is rarely seen in the face. We here describe a case of LGFMS on the right forehead of an 84-year-old woman. After resection with a 1-cm skin margin, recurrence occurred at 15 months postoperatively. Additional wide excision was subsequently performed with a 2-cm skin margin. Recurrence and metastasis have not been observed for 1 year after the second excision. A wide surgical margin should be considered in cases of LGFMS.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
59
Issue
3-4
Start Page
266
End Page
269
Sort Key
266
Published Date
2012-08
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences