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dc.contributor.authorNg, Justin Y
dc.contributor.authorNg, Jessica Y
dc.contributor.authorTan, Kimberley
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Rhea
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-18T05:46:54Z
dc.date.available2021-10-18T05:46:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2168-8184en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.7759/cureus.17005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409187
dc.description.abstractDermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an extremely rare sarcoma with an incidence between 0.8-5.0 cases per one million persons per year. DFSP accounts for less than 0.1% of all malignancies and approximately 1-6% of all soft tissue sarcomas. Only a few cases of DFSP have been found within the breast tissue. We report a case of DFSP in a 30-year-old female within the left breast. The sarcoma presented as a painless, rubbery, mobile lump that gradually increased in size. It was initially identified on an ultrasound scan and subsequently confirmed with MRI and core biopsy. DFSP is a rare condition and treatment guidelines are not well established. The current recommendation is for surgical excision with 2-cm margins. Mastectomy may be considered in some circumstances. In our case, the aim was for surgical resection with 2-cm margins at both breast tissue and skin, but insufficient margins were taken. The recommendation for re-excision of the inadequate margins was declined. It is uncertain what the implications of this are given the lack of research on DFSP in the breast. Therefore, close surgical surveillance will be imperative. We present this case to highlight the difficulties associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of DFSP due to the lack of literature on this disease.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherCureus, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome17005en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCureusen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and carcinogenesisen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3211en_US
dc.titleDiagnostic Difficulties and Complexities in the Management of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in the Breast: A Case Report and Review of the Literatureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNg, JY; Ng, JY; Tan, K; Liang, R, Diagnostic Difficulties and Complexities in the Management of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in the Breast: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Cureus, 2021, 13 (8), pp. e17005en_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-10-14T00:47:17Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Ng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
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