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Rare disease
Dermatofibrosarcoma: a rare neoplasm of skin
  1. Rizwan Aziz,
  2. Anwer Jamil
  1. Department of Surgery, South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, UK
  1. Correspondence to Rizwan Aziz, drrizwanaziz{at}


A 25-year-old lady presented with a small pea-sized lesion on left side of her neck, anteriorly. There was no history of any other lesion on her body. She was medically fit otherwise. An excision was planned, after taking consent from her, which was performed under local anaesthesia as a day procedure. Her postoperative recovery was uneventful. Histopathology showed dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance which is an extremely rare skin tumour. She was further investigated for metastasis. Her CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis was performed which showed prominent thymus. Other than this finding, no other abnormality was found in CT scan.

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