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Acta Cytol. 2002 Jul-Aug;46(4):741-3.

Fine needle aspiration cytology of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans presenting as a breast mass. A case report.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Jacobi Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon cutaneous soft tissue neoplasm with a tendency to recur but rarely metastasize. It occurs at almost any site but usually in the trunk and extremities. DFSP mimicking a primary breast lesion has not been reported before.

CASE:

A 30-year-old female presented with an eight-month history of a breast mass that was aspirated, revealing a spindle cell neoplasm. The diagnosis of DFSP was made on excisional biopsy.

CONCLUSION:

The diagnosis of DFSP may be problematic, especially when it presents clinically as a primary breast lesion.

PMID:
12146044
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