Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon cutaneous sarcoma with high recurrence rate. Radical surgery is the treatment of choice, although in cosmetically-sensitive areas such as the head and neck, this option is often not pursued. Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is a minimal invasive anti-tumor modality which is increasingly being used to treat skin metastases from different malignancies. A 31-year-old woman presented with subcutaneous local multirecurring DFSP located at the proximal end of the left eyebrow. ECT was offered as a palliative treatment to avoid radical disfiguring surgery. Two days following ECT, the patient was discharged in good general health. Partial tumor regression was appreciable at two months' follow-up by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. At six months, residual fibrotic tissue was observed; at three years, no evidence of the tumour was detected. In our case, ECT achieved good local tumor control with excellent cosmetic results, preserving the patient's quality of life.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2015|
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
- Ocular area
- Quality of life
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research