Management of Skin Sarcomas

Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2022 Jul;31(3):511-525. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2022.03.010. Epub 2022 May 31.


Skin sarcomas are tumors that are superficial and small in size in comparison with other sarcomas arising in intramuscular or intrabdominal sites. Skin sarcomas are often underrecognized and misdiagnosed. A high level of suspicion is needed, as early recognition and appropriate management including initial surgery is important for oncologic outcomes. Here, the epidemiology, clinical presentation, management, and surveillance of 4 common cutaneous sarcomas are reviewed.

Keywords: Angiosarcoma; Atypical fibroxanthoma; DFSP; Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; Leiomyosarcoma; Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma; Skin sarcoma; Stewart-Treves.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Sarcoma* / diagnosis
  • Sarcoma* / epidemiology
  • Sarcoma* / therapy
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms*