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Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 380-383

Unusually Large Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Involving Entire Abdominal Wall Reconstructed with Bilateral Large TFL and Groin Flaps: A Case Report

Dr Chetan S V1, Dr Darshan U Rajput2

1Chief Resident, 2Consultant Plastic Surgeon,
Department of Plastic Surgery, KLEs Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Research Centre Belgaum.

Corresponding Author: Dr Chetan S V


Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) is a rare low grade soft tissue tumor with high recurrence rates. DFSP represents 1% of all soft tissue tumors. Recurrent DFSP requiring an entire abdominal wall reconstruction poses a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon.
Case Report: Here we report a large recurrent anterior abdominal wall DFSP in a teenage girl involving the anterior rectus sheath and the deep fascia of the abdominal wall (20 x 17 x 9 cm) posing difficult reconstructive challenge. The reconstruction was done by B/l tensor fascia lata flap and extended right groin flap.
Discussion: A large composite anterior abdominal wall defects are usually reconstructed by free flaps, but the more common local flaps can also be equally effective.
Conclusion: Complete surgical excision for DFSP of the abdominal wall, which result in defects of entire abdominal wall can be reconstructed with simpler local pedicled flaps.

Key words: Dermatofibrosarcoma, Abdominal wall Reconstruction, Tensor Fascia Flap, Groin Flap.

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