Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans diagnosed by a single biopsy

  • Kristian Bakke Arvesen | Kristian.bakke.arvesen@gmail.com Dermatology Clinic, Brønderslev, Denmark.
  • Carsten Sauer Mikkelsen Dermatology Clinic, Brønderslev, Denmark.
  • Torben Steiniche Department of Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
  • Birgitte Stausbøl-Grøn Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, Denmark.

Abstract

This brief report is about a 9 year old girl presenting with a 2.5 cm circular blue to violet discoloration on the anterolateral upper left thigh. The first biopsy taken revealed the diagnosis dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. The patient underwent surgery at a specialized sarcoma center with post operative histology showing free wide resection margin. Preoperative chest x-ray showed no sign of metastasis. This brief report emphasizes the significance of the use of biopsy when cutaneous elements look suspicious and diagnosis is unclear.

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2012-07-26
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Keywords:
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, thigh, biopsy
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Arvesen, K. B., Mikkelsen, C. S., Steiniche, T., & Stausbøl-Grøn, B. (2012). Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans diagnosed by a single biopsy. Dermatology Reports, 4(1), e10. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2012.e10