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FLEURY JR, Luiz Fernando Fróes  and  SANCHES JR, José Antonio. Primary cutaneous sarcomas. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.3, pp.207-221. ISSN 0365-0596.

Soft tissue tumors represent a heterogeneous group of mesenchymal and neural lesions. The cutaneous presentation of these tumours is rare. With the evolution of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology, dermatologists have emerged as specialists for skin cancer management. This article reviews primary cutaneous sarcomas with particular emphasis on the epidemiologic, clinical, and histological features of diagnosis, as well as treatment modalities and prognosis. The most frequent cutaneous sarcomas were reviewed, including angiosarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, atypical fibroxanthoma, leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, malignant nerve sheath tumor, and epithelioid sarcoma. Kaposi's sarcoma, due to specific characteristics, was omitted from this review.

Keywords : Angiosarcoma; Dermatofibrosarcoma; Leiomyosarcoma; Liposarcoma; Sarcoma [diagnosis]; Skin neoplasm.

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