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Winter 2018, Vol. 26 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2018) 26, 185-188

Case Report

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans presenting as an atrophic patch. A case report and brief review of literature


R Rafiei, K Gharaei Nejad, H Eftekhari, A Darjani, N Alizadeh

Background: Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans is a fibroblastic skin tumour which tends to have locally aggressive behaviour. It usually presents as a slow-growing red-blue nodule. Presentation as an atrophic patch in adults is quite uncommon. Case Presentation: A 30-year-old female presented with a 5-month history of an atrophic patch on the right shoulder. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans was confirmed with routine and immunohistochemical staining. The patient was treated with wide local excision. Conclusion: Although Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans is an indolent slow-growing tumor, considering its local subclinical deep extension, initial wide local excision with safe margin is highly recommended.


Keywords: Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, sarcoma, skin neoplasm

關鍵詞: 隆突性皮膚纖維肉瘤、肉瘤、皮膚腫瘤