Multiple dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans on the scalp treated by tissue expansion and Mohs micrographic surgery

Se Yeong Jeong, Jae Bin Shin, Soo Hong Seo, Sang Wook Son, Il Hwan Kim

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Abstract

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance is a relatively rare malignant soft tissue tumor which is locally invasive and looks like a protruded hardened plaque composed of multiple nodules. It seldom occurs on the scalp and the occurrence rate is less than 5%. Nowadays there is a tendency to choose Mohs surgery as a primary treatment instead of a wide excision, because Mohs surgery can reduce cases of recurrence. We report a case of multiple dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans on the scalp of a 32-year-old man. We planned a delayed operation using tissue expanders. We inserted two skin expanders and successfully expanded scalp tissue more than 150% after 7 months. Mohs surgery was performed with a 4 cm distance from borderline of lesions and then the large scalp skin defect was covered by the expanded skin which had been prepared by tissue expanders. It has been 9 months since the operation was performed and there have been no signs of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1270-1274
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume45
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

Keywords

  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Tissue expander

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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