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2023, Vol. 25, No. 1


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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: A rare presentation in the scalp. Case report

Akmal Aleem1, Balamurugan Rajendran2, Kaleem Aleem2


Background. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the scalp (DFSP) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm originating from the dermal layer of the skin, usually affecting the adults.

Case report. The current case report presents a 48-year old male with a huge lump on the right side of parietal region. A wide local excision of the tumor was performed and the excised specimen was sent for histopathological examination. Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry was suggestive of DFSP.

Conclusion. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare neoplasm affecting the head and neck region. This unusual entity is more likely to recur when a small margin of surgical excision is performed. Wide local excision is the gold standard treatment and radiotherapy is preferred in recurrent diseases.

Key words: scalp, wide excision, storiform pattern, CD4, vimentin.

Received: 05 04 2020

Accepted for publishing: 24 03 2023

1Arupadai Veedu Medical College, Pondicherry, India

2RYA COSMO Foundation Hospital, Chennai, India

Address correspondence to Balamurugan Rajendran, RYA COSMO Foundation Hospital, Chennai, India.

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