Document Type

Article

Department

General Surgery

Abstract

In 1924, Darier and Ferrand described Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans as a progressive and recurring dermatofibroma. It is a locally aggressive sarcoma originating from dermal and subdermal tissue of the skin. It usually begins as a small plaque that grows over a period and later manifests as multiple small subcutaneous nodules. It is more commonly found in females as compared to males and typically occurs in between 2nd and 5th decades of life. Most frequently involved regions of the body are torso and proximal ends of extremities and very rarely head and neck region is the site of involvement. The mainstay of treatment of this entity is surgery. The rate of recurrence of this disease is very high in about 50% of the cases and it may also express rare distant metastasis. It is a radiosensitive tumour and radiation may play a role in reducing risk of recurrence. We present a case of a 35 years old male with recurrent Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of right parotid gland.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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