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Myxofibrosarcoma presenting as an exophytic, multi-lobed nodule on the leg


Myxofibrosarcoma may present as a dermal or subcutaneous nodule, often on the extremity of an elderly patient. We present a case of myxofibrosarcoma on the lower leg of a 77-year-old man, which illustrates the deeply infiltrative growth pattern of these tumors, as well as the potential for superficial biopsies to show lower grade histopathologic features than subsequent excision specimens.

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