Metastatic potential of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with fibrosarcomatous change

Rebecca M. Minter, John D. Reith, Steven N. Hochwald

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a relatively uncommon fibrohistiocytic tumor that is locally aggressive. DFSP is associated with frequent local recurrences but rarely metastasizes. It has been suggested that fibrosarcomatous change within a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP-FS) is associated with increased risk of local recurrence and distant metastases. Metastases remain rare, however, and are typically preceded by multiple local recurrences. We report a rare case of a DFSP-FS metastasis to the head of the pancreas without any preceding local recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003


  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Fibrosarcomatous change
  • Metastatic
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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