Atypical Fibroxanthoma: Outcomes from a Large Single Institution Series.
BACKGROUND: Atypical fibroxanthomas (AFX) are rare malignant cutaneous neoplasms. Unfortunately, limited clinicopathologic and outcomes data on this cancer exists.
OBJECTIVE: We report the clinical, pathologic, and treatment characteristics, as well as oncologic outcomes in this single-institution retrospective analysis.
METHODS: This retrospective cohort study compiled clinical, pathologic, treatment, and outcome data for all patients with AFX on definitive excision diagnosed, evaluated, and treated primarily by surgical resection at a single institution between 2000-2020. Descriptive statistics evaluated clinical and pathologic characteristics. Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional-hazards models were used to evaluate overall survival and recurrence-free survival.
RESULTS: 78 patients with AFX were identified. The majority were elderly, immunocompetent, Caucasian men. 85% of tumors were located on the head and neck. 63% of patients were correctly diagnosed only after complete resection of the index lesion. The median surgical margin was 1.0 cm. Overall, only 1.3% (1/78) of patients developed a local recurrence (RFS). No patients died of disease.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that resection margins of 1 cm achieve excellent local control with close to 99% RFS and 100% disease-specific survival.
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McClure, E., Carr, M. J., Patel, A., Hussnain Naqvi, S. M., Kim, Y., Harrington, M., Cruse, W., Gonzalez, R. J., Sondak, V. K., Sarnaik, A. A., Messina, J. L., & Zager, J. S. (2023). Atypical Fibroxanthoma: Outcomes from a Large Single Institution Series. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, 30, 10732748231155699. https://doi.org/10.1177/10732748231155699
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