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Pancreatic metastasis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a rare case
  1. Durga Sowgandhi Chilukuri1,
  2. Prithviraj Premkumar2,
  3. Balasubramanian Venkitaraman2 and
  4. Jagadesh Chandra Bose Soundararajan2
  1. 1General Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India
  2. 2Surgical Oncology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jagadesh Chandra Bose Soundararajan; jeganbose{at}


Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare soft tissue malignancy which is locally aggressive, slow growing. It has a very low metastatic potential and has high risk of local recurrence. We report a 65-year-old man with recurrent DFSP of thigh with pancreatic metastasis. Apart from our patient, only four other cases of pancreatic metastasis of DFSP have been reported. Our patient had a solitary metastasis to pancreas and was treated with distal pancreaticosplenectomy. Outcome of the patient was good. We present this case report to emphasise that resection may be considered for solitary metastasis of DFSP and can be managed successfully.

  • pancreatic cancer
  • surgical oncology
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  • Contributors DSC was working with surgical oncology team at the time patient presented and wrote the first draft of case report. PP was involved in planning the article and in image and data gathering. BV was involved in writing and in editing the article. JCBS was the supervisor of this article and have treated the patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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