Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the scalp with fibrosarcomatous degeneration and pulmonary metastasis

Joseph Gatlin, Richard Hosch, Majid Khan

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Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare locally aggressive cutaneous tumor of intermediate malignancy. It is a slow-growing neoplasm with a marked propensity to recur after resection. Head and neck involvement is unusual and distant metastases are quite rare but tend to be more frequent in tumors that undergo fibrosarcomatous degeneration. We present the imaging and corresponding histopathology in a case of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the scalp demonstrating fibrosarcomatous degeneration and lung metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number55
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • imaging characteristics
  • lung metastasis
  • scalp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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