PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 9 No. 4, 2003

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Giant Cell Fibroblastoma in a 3-Year-Old Boy

Roberto VARGAS-GONZALEZ, Araceli SOLIS-CORIA

Department of Pathology, Hospital Para el Nino Poblano, Puebla, Mexico

 

Giant cell fibroblastoma (GCF) is a rare soft tissue tumor most often discovered during the first two decades of life. We present a case of a 3-year-old boy with a history of a recurrent lesion in the knee, the tumor growth progressively and enlarged to 2.1 cm in the previous two years before diagnosis. It involved the subcutaneous tissue, had infiltrative borders and extended into the superficial dermis. The tumor was surgically excised with free margins. There was no evidence of local recurrence, and a metastatic workup was negative after 10 years of follow up. We review herein the clinicopathologic features, histogenesis, differential diagnosis and relationship to dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 9, Nr 4, 249-251, 2003

Key words: tumor; giant cell; giant cell fibroblastoma; dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans


Received: Dec 8, 2003; accepted: Dec 15, 2003
Correspondence: Roberto VARGAS-GONZALEZ, Department of Pathology, Hospital Para el Nino Poblano, Km 1.5 Carretera Federal Puebla-Atlixco Puebla 72190, Mexico, Fax: 52 (222) 2-45-51-97; E-mail: soncoy@msn.com

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