Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is rare in the hand and even rarer in the digits with only two previous reports in the literature, one involving a middle finger and the other a thumb. We present the case of a 31-year-old police officer with DFSP on the dorsum of the middle phalanx of his non-dominant ring finger. The patient underwent amputation of the finger at the level of the metacarpophalangeal joint considering the need for wide local excision of DFSP to prevent recurrence. The level was also chosen to maximise the functional recovery of the patient considering the physical aspects of his profession. Level V Evidence: Therapeutic Study
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2013
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