oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Volume 26, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a slowgrowing mesenchymal tumour of the skin. It arises from the modified neural supporting cells and has a marked tendency for local recurrence, but distant metastasis is rare. Radical excision with primary skin-grafting is the treatment of choice. Neither radiotherapy nor chemotherapy plays a significant role in its management.

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