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Image Number 348 (Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans)


Diagnosis: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Site: Groin adult

Sex: M

Age: 38

Type: Clinical

Description: Large purple nodules in the groin

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a terrible tumour.Most cases occur on the trunk.Despite their size they seldom metastasize.Pain is a feature as the lesions slowly expand.Mohs' surgery is the treatment of choice or the lesions have to be widely and deeply excised or they will recur.

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