IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 2014-2017

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature

Authors: Alaa Alnooh, Yasser Al Qubaisy, Nujud Alshammari, Ibrahim Alhowshan.

ABSTRACT

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare slow-growing cutaneous soft tissue sarcoma that is characterized to be locally invasive with a high recurrence rate. However, it has a poor metastatic capacity. This literature review was conducted to gather evidence-based medicine knowledge regarding DFSP. The literature search was conducted by using the keywords "Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans" and "soft tissue sarcomas" in the PubMed and Web of Science databases. Thirteen articles met the requirements and are included in the literature review. This review highlights the need for a high index of suspicion to help reach an early and proper diagnosis and to raise awareness. DFSP needs a specialized center in order to identify and recognize the disease. The knowledge and awareness of the disease is low since it is rare.

Keywords:
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, soft tissue sarcoma, skin cancer, superficial skin lesions, dermato-surgery.


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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature


Authors
Alaa Alnooh
College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Yasser Al Qubaisy
Head of Dermatologic Surgery Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nujud Alshammari
College of Medicine, Northern Border University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ibrahim Alhowshan
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; ama.mn@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Oct 2020
Accepted 19 Oct 2020
Published online 29 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alnooh A, Qubaisy YA, Alshammari N, Alhowshan I. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


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Alnooh A, Qubaisy YA, Alshammari N, Alhowshan I. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=8451 [Access: January 26, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


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Alnooh A, Qubaisy YA, Alshammari N, Alhowshan I. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


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Alnooh A, Qubaisy YA, Alshammari N, Alhowshan I. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 26, 2021]; 4(11): 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


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Alnooh, A., Qubaisy, . Y. A., Alshammari, . N. & Alhowshan, . I. (2020) Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. IJMDC, 4 (11), 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


Turabian Style

Alnooh, Alaa, Yasser Al Qubaisy, Nujud Alshammari, and Ibrahim Alhowshan. 2020. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


Chicago Style

Alnooh, Alaa, Yasser Al Qubaisy, Nujud Alshammari, and Ibrahim Alhowshan. "Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alnooh, Alaa, Yasser Al Qubaisy, Nujud Alshammari, and Ibrahim Alhowshan. "Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 2014-2017. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


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Alnooh, A., Qubaisy, . Y. A., Alshammari, . N. & Alhowshan, . I. (2020) Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 2014-2017. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602057818


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