DERMATOFIBROSARCOMA PROTUBERANS OF TRUNK IN A MALE PATIENT
AbstractDermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare cutaneous malignancy. Usual sites of origin are trunk and extremities. Aetiology of the condition is not well understood but a genetic basis is explained as a reciprocal translocation t (17l;22) (q22; q13). Distant metastasis is quite rare as it is mostly a locally advancing tumour. Histopathology is the most accurate investigation to make a diagnosis. Imaging is still required to rule out distant metastasis. Surgical excision is the treatment option for stage I tumours. Imatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has shown promising results in management of locally advanced and metastatic disease.
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