case study, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, DFSP, sarcoma, tattoo, tumor, wound care



  1. De Antoni, Eleonora MD
  2. Brambullo, Tito MD
  3. Pescarini, Elena MD
  4. Salmaso, Roberto MD
  5. Bassetto, Franco
  6. Vindigni, Vincenzo PhD


ABSTRACT: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is an uncommon indolent fibroblastic skin tumor with a tendency for local recurrence. Its etiology is unknown, but there may be a link with vaccination sites, burn scars, and previous skin traumas. This report describes a curious case of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans occurring secondary to a 16-year-old tattoo.