THE LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Jan 8, 1975MARIAN M. BRUBAKER, MD, Recorder
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans. Presented by David C. Herzlinger, MD; Lynne D. Roe, MD; Steven L. Karassik, MD; James H. Graham, MD.
A 39-year-old man underwent excision of a cystic lesion on the left anterior portion of the chest in 1959. The growth was at the site of a previous trauma that was sustained in an automobile accident five years earlier. The patient was told that the excised lesion was benign. Tissue sections were not available for study.In the last five years, the lesion recurred. Because of a period of more rapid and painful growth, the patient went to the dermatology clinic at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, Calif.The family history and the review of systems were unremarkable. On the left anterior portion of the chest was an 8 × 4 cm sclerotic plaque with several firm, rubbery, violaceous nodules that were interspaced with telangiectases (Fig 1). There was
BRUBAKER MM. Society Transactions. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(2):225-226. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640020097015