Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the hand
KENNETH J. TOMECKI, MD
EDMUND R. HOBBS, MD
JOHN LOUIS RATZ, MD, FACP
A 35-year-old man had a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the thumb. Instead of the wide excision conventionally used to manage this frequently recurrent tumor, Mohs micrographic surgery was performed. This conservative, tissue-sparing technique provides total margin control and yields cure rates that are superior to standard surgical methods.