Fibrosarcomatous dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: A case report of an aggressive soft tissue sarcoma

Prabhu, Raghunath and Sadhu, Sakshi and Shenoy, Rajgopal (2013) Fibrosarcomatous dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: A case report of an aggressive soft tissue sarcoma. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Research, 1 (3). pp. 71-73.

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Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare soft tissue neoplasm arising from mesenchymal cells, making up about 6% of all soft tissue tumours. Often found on the scalp, neck, trunk and extremities, it has an intermediate- to low-grade malignancy potential except the fibrosarcomatous variant (high-grade), which is more likely to metastasize than other types. Here we present the case of a 46-year-old male who presented with an erythematous swelling on his upper back. MRI scan suggested a mesenchymal mass, which was then excised. Histopathology was reported as fibrosarcomatous variant of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. He is receiving radiation at present.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Back; dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; excision; sarcoma.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 09:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138876

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