Atypical Fibroxanthoma

The Atypical fibroxanthoma is a low malinges sarcoma of the skin.

Atypical Fibroxanthome occur most often in the head and neck of elderly patients. They appear similar to other non-melanoma skin cancers than non-healing or delicate pink-red papules or nodules.

The Atypical fibroxanthoma is a low malinges sarcoma of the skin. Atypical Fibroxanthome occur most often in the head and neck of elderly patients. They appear similar to other non-melanoma skin cancers than non-healing or delicate pink-red papules or nodules. The diagnosis is made by biopsy. If clinically indicated, tumors are excised or microscopically controlled surgery used. Metastasis is uncommon. Prevention Since Fibroxanthomen a reference to UV exposure appears to be a number of measures are recommended to limit exposure. Avoiding sunlight: seeking shade, minimize outdoor activities between 10 am and 4 pm (when the sun rays are strongest), avoidance of sunbathing the use of tanning beds, the use of protective clothing: long-sleeved shirts, pants and wide-brimmed hats use of sunscreen agents: at least a sun protection factor (SPF) 30 verwendne with broad spectrum UVA / UVB protection as directed (ie every 2 h and after swimming or perspiration newly apply); Sunscreen should not be used in order to stay in the sun longer

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