Intracranial recurrence of the scalp dermatofibrosarcoma

Sang Dae Kim, Jung Yul Park, Won Seok Choi, Se Hoon Kim, Dong Joon Lim, Hung Seob Chung

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We report a case of recurrent scalp dermatofibrosarcoma in a 30-year-old woman who underwent surgical intervention on three separate occasions during a 60-month period, and who received post-operative radiotherapy. A small, hard, elastic mass on the right parieto-occipital scalp was initially treated by simple resection in another clinic. Despite surgical intervention and radiotherapy, a recurrent tumor associated with infiltration to the calvarium was detected. The patient was then referred to our institution and a wide resection performed. Two years later, however, the patient was readmitted to our institution as a result of tumor recurrence with intracranial involvement. Scalp dermatofibrosarcoma is an uncommon but aggressive scalp tumor; therefore, wide local excision with good margins is essential to decrease the risk of regional recurrence. Close surveillance in these cases is necessary due to late tumor recurrences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance
  • Intracranial recurrence
  • Scalp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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