Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic doctors published in Anticancer Research Journal.

Three Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) podiatrists, Dr. Caitlin Madden, Dr. Adam Spector, and Dr. Gene Mirkin, and three pathologists, Dr. Sarwat Siddiqui, Dr. Joon Yim, and Dr. Xingpei Hao collaborated on the research paper entitled, Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans on Adult Toes: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

(L to R: Dr. Adam Spector, Dr. Gene Mirkin, Dr. Sarwart Siddiqui, Dr. Xingpei Hao. Not pictured: Dr. Caitlin Madden and Dr. Joon Yim)


 The paper  was published in this month’s Anticancer Research Journal.  The case report involved a patient who was treated in the FASMA Wheaton division office,  with surgical excision performed in its in-office Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory surgical center. FASMA employs it own pathologists, enabling a prompt diagnosis of the tumor.  The article includes a literature review of dermatofibromas, which rarely occur in the foot, and emphasizes the importance of obtaining an accurate histopathological diagnosis.