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Volume : 45 Issue : 3
Erciyes Medical Journal Interscapular-thoracic Amputation: A Giant Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Tumor [J Clin Pract Res]
J Clin Pract Res. 2023; 45(3): 300-302 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.48457

Interscapular-thoracic Amputation: A Giant Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Tumor

Alberto De Anda Coronado1, Nohemi Lopez1, Eduardo Navarro Bahena2, Gerardo E. Munoz-Maldonado1
1Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, Mexico
2Division of Oncology Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, Mexico

Background: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), an uncommon sarcoma of the dermis, is a low-grade, spindle-cell tumor that usually grows slowly and has a high local recurrence rate, but rarely metastasizes to distant sites. The diagnosis is based on histopathology and the standard treatment is wide surgical excision with tumor-free margins.
Case Report: Described is the case of a 75-year-old female who presented with a giant tumor on her upper right arm that had been increasing in size for a year. A biopsy provided the diagnosis of DFSP. Radical surgery was performed and the arm was disarticulated from the scapula.
Conclusion: Treatment for DFSP typically involves surgical excision; however, the size of the tumor in the present case was exceptionally large. Disarticulation offered the best prognosis.

Keywords: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, interscapular-thoracic amputation, oncology surgery, sarcoma

Alberto De Anda Coronado, Nohemi Lopez, Eduardo Navarro Bahena, Gerardo E. Munoz-Maldonado. Interscapular-thoracic Amputation: A Giant Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Tumor. J Clin Pract Res. 2023; 45(3): 300-302

Corresponding Author: Gerardo E. Munoz-Maldonado, Mexico
Manuscript Language: English
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