Poster Presentation Joint Scientific Meeting of the Australian & NZ Head & Neck Cancer Society & NZ Association of Plastic Surgeons

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans arising in keloid scar – a rare case report (1428)

Alistair McCombe 1 , Mohit Jain 1 , Fraser Donaldson 1 , Veneshree Nair 1 , Kristian Sorensen 1
  1. Cairns Hospital, Cairns, QLD, Australia

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare cutaneous tumour, representing approximately 0.1% of cutaneous malignancies. They can be locally invasive and have a recurrence rate of up to 60%, but have low metastatic potential. We present a case of a 30-year-old female in Far North Queensland with a DFSP arising in a chronic keloid scar on her upper chest. The lesion was widely excised to pectoralis major muscle and reconstructed with a free parascapular flap. We also reviewed the available literature on this phenomenon, finding only two other reported cases of DFSP arising in keloid scar.

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