Recurrent dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the parotid: A case report and review of literature

Shayan Khalid Ghaloo, Rahim Dhanani, Hamdan Ahmed Pasha, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Aisha Memon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


In 1924, Darier and Ferrand described Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans as a progressive and recurring dermatofibroma. It is a locally aggressive sarcoma originating from dermal and subdermal tissue of the skin. It usually begins as a small plaque that grows over a period and later manifests as multiple small subcutaneous nodules. It is more commonly found in females as compared to males and typically occurs in between 2nd and 5th decades of life. Most frequently involved regions of the body are torso and proximal ends of extremities and very rarely head and neck region is the site of involvement. The mainstay of treatment of this entity is surgery. The rate of recurrence of this disease is very high in about 50% of the cases and it may also express rare distant metastasis. It is a radiosensitive tumour and radiation may play a role in reducing risk of recurrence. We present a case of a 35 years old male with recurrent Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of right parotid gland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • Dermatofibrosarcoma
  • Parotid gland
  • Recurrence
  • Salivary gland
  • Spindle cell lesion


Dive into the research topics of 'Recurrent dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the parotid: A case report and review of literature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this