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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in a child

Department of Skin V.D., Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Jyoti Prakash Swain
Department of Skin V.D, Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur - 495 001, Chhattisgarh
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.149431

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a fibrohistiocytic tumor of low-grade malignant potential. Although rare, DFSP is especially challenging to recognize and diagnose in children. In children, the clinical appearance may be heterogeneous, and a high index of suspicion is necessary to avoid delays in diagnosis that can lead to further morbidity. Prompt and definitive treatment is essential based on the tumor's high rate of recurrence. Histologic examination, often with the use of appropriate immunostains, is necessary for diagnosis. Surgery with wide local excision or Mohs micrographic surgery is the mainstay of treatment.

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