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A Case of Myxoid Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Annals of Dermatology (Impact Factor: 0.95). 08/2011; 23(3):379-81. DOI: 10.5021/ad.2011.23.3.379
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ABSTRACT Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slowly growing dermal spindle cell tumor and its myxoid variant, a rare type of DFSP, is characterized by extensive myxoid degeneration. We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with a multinodular reddish plaque on her trunk. Histopathologically, the tumor was located in the dermis and consisted of uniform spindle-shaped cells, showing strongly positive reaction for CD34, and negative for both S-100 and desmin. In addition to the typical storiform pattern, prominent myxoid stromal changes were demonstrated. Herein, we report an interesting case of myxoid DFSP, rarely reported in the dermatology literature.

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