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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-27

Neglected giant dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Manojit Midya
F-27, Resident's Doctors Hostel, SMS Medical College, Jaipur - 302 004, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_57_18

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, slow growing, intermediate to low grade malignant soft tissue neoplasm originating from the dermal layer of the skin. Scalp DFSP is even a rarer entity occurring at less than 1% of all DFSP. We recently encountered a massive DFSP on the scalp which presented to us in the emergency settings with acute bleeding. This was successfully managed by wide local excision of the tumour. This case is remarkable due to the large size of tumour on the rather rare site on the scalp presenting unusually as acute bleeding and its successful management with wide local excision as a life saving procedure.

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