Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Raman K Madan, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a very slowly growing tumor. Because of the slow progression, the diagnosis is often delayed for months to years.

DFSP may start as a small asymptomatic papule or nonindurated patch. The tumor may gradually enlarge into a lumpy nodule, or it may evolve into an atrophic and/or sclerotic plaque. Accelerated growth, ulceration, and hemorrhage may be observed when DFSP grows.


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