Congenital atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in a 7-month-old boy treated with Mohs micrographic surgery

Jamison Feramisco, Fiona Larsen, Sarah Weitzul, Clay Cockerell, Fred Ghali

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Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare, malignant, slow-growing, locally invasive tumor of the skin. Although most cases are acquired and diagnosed in adulthood, there have been an increasing number of congenital dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans mimicking benign birthmarks described in the literature. The clinical presentation of this tumor is often one of an indurated exophytic plaque or nodule; however, a rare variant can present as atrophic or sclerotic in nature. We report a case of congenital atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the groin in a 7-month-old boy, successfully treated with Mohs micrographic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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