Some of the case reports herein have been presented at the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Vancouver, Canada, June 1995 and at the Canadian Dermatology Association, Whistler, Canada, July 1995.
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in Childhood and Adolescence: Report of Eight Patients
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 317–325, May/June 2008
How to Cite
Jafarian, F., McCuaig, C., Kokta, V., Laberge, L. and Ben Nejma, B. (2008), Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans in Childhood and Adolescence: Report of Eight Patients. Pediatric Dermatology, 25: 317–325. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00674.x
- Issue online: 9 JUN 2008
- Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2008
Abstract: We reviewed all occurrences of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in children under 17 years of age who were evaluated at Sainte-Justine Hospital, a tertiary-care pediatric center, between 1980 and 2002. The medical records and histologic features of all were reviewed. Eight patients were identified, three boys and five girls. The interval between apparent onset and diagnosis ranged from 3 months to 14 years. All lesions except one were removed by surgical excision with a margin of 1.5 to 3 cm including underlying fascia or by Mohs technique. Follow-up ranged from 2 to 15 years with median of 5 years. To date all the patients are alive and none has had a recurrence.