A Case of Atrophic Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

23 Jan
2011

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

INTRODUCTION

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow-growing, locally aggressive tumor marked by its high rate of local recurrence. It usually begins as a red-brown indurated plaque, and develops nodules slowly over many years. Rarely, the initial skin lesion may be atrophic or depressed, and may persist despite the advance stage of tumor. Atrophic DFSP is a rare variant of DFSP, which presents as a depressed violaceous scar-like lesion with atrophic patch. The biologic behavior and histologic charac­teristics of atrophic DFSP is identical to classical DFSP. However, clinical diagnosis is sometimes difficult for the atrophic lesion. We report an unusual case of atrophic DFSP in a 33-year-old female. cialis canadian pharmacy

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