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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the lower extremity: A rare tumor


Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Nitin Gupta
Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda, Himachal Pradesh 176001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/bjoc.bjoc_39_21

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, uncommon, low-grade sarcoma of fibroblast origin. Clinical suspicion is confirmed by biopsy, and appropriate and confirmatory immunostaining with CD34, factor XIIIa, nestin, apolipoprotein D, and cathepsin K is to be performed in all cases of suspected DFSP. Initial treatment is surgical, and every effort should be made to completely remove the tumor at the time of initial therapy. If surgery yields positive margin, then re-resection is recommended whenever possible. For patients with DFSP in whom tumors cannot attain negative margins after surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) may be considered to improve local control. Herein, we describe a rare case of DFSP in the left leg of a 50-year-old woman treated with excision and adjuvant RT.


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