Soft tissue sarcomas in skin: Presentations and management

Joshua C. Patt, Nikkole Haines

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Soft tissue sarcomas are a rare but heterogeneous family of malignant tumors that are predominantly found deep to the integumentary layer. Only a small number of these primary mesenchymal tumors actually originate from the dermal layers. A systematic approach to the evaluation and workup of these neoplasms can prevent inappropriate management. After staging evaluation, most of these tumors are primarily managed with en-bloc surgical resection. Other adjuvant therapies routinely employed include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Proper treatment typically involves participation of a multidisciplinary care team for optimal outcome. General principles and treatment strategies will be discussed along with a review of the more common cutaneous manifestations of sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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