Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in a finger

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in a finger 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in a finger

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0821-8
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Abstract

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

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2013

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