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Dermatofibrosarcoma

"Dermatofibrosarcoma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A fibrosarcoma of the skin, beginning most often as an indurated nodule that grows slowly and hence is often ignored until it grows large. Dermatofibrosarcomas show an extremely aggressive tendency to invade local surrounding tissue. They do not metastasize, however, even after multiple recurrences. About 50% will recur after simple incision; hence wide excision should be resorted to. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1356)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dermatofibrosarcoma" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Dermatofibrosarcoma" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 47 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1997
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