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2011, Volume 27, Number 1, Page(s) 091-092     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.01054
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of the Scalp: A Relatively Unusual Site of Occurrence
Indranil CHAKRABARTI, Kaushik MAJUMDAR, Amita GIRI
Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Keywords: Dermatofibrosarcoma protruberans, Scalp

Dermatofibrosarcoma protruberans is an uncommon low grade soft tissue tumor comprising of only 5% of adult soft tissue sarcomas. Scalp is a relatively uncommon site of occurrence for this tumor. Its identification at this site and differentiation from benign fibrous histiocytoma is important due to the propensity of recurrence and metastasis in the former unless a wide, optimal surgical margin is ensured during excision.

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