Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 156-158

Fine needle aspiration cytology of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

1 Research Associate, Institute of Pathology-ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Deputy Director (Sr. Grade), Institute of Pathology-ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Senior Research Officer, Institute of Pathology-ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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B Rekhi
Research Associates, Institute of Pathology - ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a relatively uncommon cutaneous soft tissue neoplasm with a tendency to recur. It commonly occurs in the trunk and extremities. It rarely metastasizes. A 30-year-old male presented with a recurrent multinodular mass over lower back with a 6-month history. Earlier he had undergone an excision for a small nodular mass over that area with unknown biopsy results. This time, a diagnosis of spindle cell tumor with a possibility of DFSP was made with the clinico-cytological correlation. This was further confirmed on biopsy, special stains and immunohistochemically. Typing of certain specific soft tissue tumors can be made on cytology with clinicopathologic correlation.

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