European Journal of Therapeutics
Case Report

A case with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans


University of Gaziantep, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Gaziantep, Turkey


University of Gaziantep, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Gaziantep, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2014; 20: 101-103
DOI: 10.5455/GMJ-30-41366
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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare semi-malignant characterized tumor, derived from dermal fibroblasts, and mostly localized in the trunk. It is often seen in group of middle-age. It is characterized with one or more raised, hard, erythemathos, sometimes painful nodules. Over time, it turns to plaques, and can be ulcerated. A twenty-two-year-old male, with numerous asymptomatic papules above the right scapula, admitted to our clinic. The lesion had started as a small papule about two years ago, and the patient had used topical cortisone medications. With clinical and histopathological findings the present case was diagnosed as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. As a rare disease, the case was discussed in the light of literature. 

ISSN2564-7784 EISSN 2564-7040