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May 1971

The Differential Diagnosis of Fibroblastic Disorders

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):570-571. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170104037

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In almost no other area of oncology does there exist a more abundant literature or a more formidable array of nomenclatures than that which deals with fibrogenic neoplasms. These may range from benign fibromas to highly malignant, rapidly fatal sarcomas. A correct diagnosis is essential for proper treatment (often radical ablative surgery), a fact made more significant by the existence of a number of pseudomalignant proliferations which must be recognized. The author has drawn on a widespread personal experience and an excellent knowledge of the literature to succeed in condensing all the information pertinent to the general pathologist and clinician.

The book is divided into four main parts under the categories of (1) reactive and inflammatory lesions, (2) fibromatoses, and (3) benign and (4) malignant fibroblastic and histiocytic neoplasms. Each of these is subdivided into chapters devoted to specific lesions. A typical chapter begins with a brief historical review of

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