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Magy Seb. 2009 Feb;62(1):27-9. doi: 10.1556/MaSeb.62.2009.1.7.

[An uncommon malignancy of the breast: dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with fibrosarcomatous transformation (DFSP-FS)].

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  • 1Semmelweis Egyetem, Altalános Orvostudományi Kar II sz Sebészeti Klinika, Budapest. lednic@kut.sote.hu

Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a morphologically distinct dermal/subcutaneous fibrohystiocytic neoplasm seen mainly on the trunk and the proximal extremities, which generally is regarded as a low-grade or "borderline" neoplasm. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is characterized clinically by locally aggressive growth and a high rate of local recurrence, but distant metastases and tumor-related deaths are very rare. DFSP in the breast is extremely uncommon. Immunohistochemically, DFSP is characterized by positive staining for vimentin and CD34. We present a case of a 65 years old female patient with a giant DFSP developed in the sight of several excised fibroadenoma and neurofibroma treated by radical mastectomy and axillary block-dissection. Perioperative hystological and immunohistochemical images demonstrate the characteristics of the giant nonphylloid sarcoma.

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