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Pancreatic metastasis of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a rare case

Abstract

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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