International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022


Recurrent Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans - An Institutional Case Series over a Span of 7 Years

Fathima Seles .M


Abstract: Background: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, superficial sarcoma of fibroblastic origin, tends to recur locally. This study demonstrates the incidence, distribution and recurrence rate of DFSP. Methods: Over a span of 7 years, from January 2012 to December 2018, 11 cases of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans were reportedin Tertiary hospital, Chennai. Out of which 8 cases were recurrent tumors and 3 cases were primary tumors. Results: 8 out of11 patients presented with RecurrentDFSP. One patient had history of five times recurrence over a duration of 20years. One patient presented with the lesion since childhood. Among them 5 cases were male and 3 cases were female. 7 patients underwent wide local excision and 1 patient underwent excision biopsy. Post excision reconstruction included direct closure in 4 cases, split skin graft in 1 case and local or free flap in 2cases. Of the 8 patients, one received post operativeradiotherapy. Conclusion: Wide local excision with adequate circumferential and deep resected margins can effectively control the recurrence rate.


Keywords: Dermatofibrosarcoma, Dermatofibrosarcomaprotuberans, DFSP, recurrent DFSP


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,


Pages: 553 - 557


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