Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans – a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a case report and review of the literature

Authors

  • Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rashedul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i3.55233

Keywords:

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, neoplasm, violaceous, multinodular, wide excision, flap reconstruction, recurrence

Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a locally invasive and slow growing tumor of the subcutaneous tissue. It rarely metastasizes but progressive and recurs frequently after surgical excision. The trunk and proximal extremities are the most common sites of the disease. A 53-year-old woman presented to dermatology outpatient department with a 3-cm, firm, violaceous and multinodular mass located on the left upper shoulder. Diagnostic work-up including magnetic resonance imaging and histopathological findings of biopsy were consistent with DFSP. The patient underwent wide local excision with skin flap reconstruction. No recurrence has been observed during ten months of follow-up.

BIRDEM Med J 2021; 11(3): 246-249

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Published

2021-08-22

How to Cite

Ahsan, M. K. ., & Islam, M. R. . (2021). Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans – a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a case report and review of the literature. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(3), 246–249. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i3.55233

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