A pediatric case of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: An immunohistochemical study

Annalisa Patrizi, Federica Vespignani, Giulio Orcioni Fraternali, Iria Neri

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Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a fibrohistiocytic tumor of intermediate malignancy that usually occurs in early or mid-adult life as a nodular cutaneous mass. DFSP has rarely been reported during childhood or at birth. We report a case of childhood DFSP that illustrates the usefulness of immunohistochemical analysis in the differential diagnosis between DFSP and other fibrohistiocytic proliferations occurring in the skin. A prompt and correct diagnosis is very important in order to ensure appropriate treatment and to prevent local recurrences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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