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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health