Superficial CD34 positive fibroblastic tumor: report of three cases and review of the literature

BATUR Ş., Ozcan K., Ozcan G., Tosun I., ÇOMUNOĞLU N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.58, no.4, pp.416-422, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijd.14357
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-422
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Superficial CD34 positive fibroblastic tumor (SCPFT) is a recently recognized, unique neoplasm with distinctive histomorphological features such as high pleomorphism, low mitotic rate, and diffuse CD34 reactivity. Hereby we present three cases of our experience with clinicopathological, morphological, and immunohistochemical characteristics. The patients were a 31-year-old female, 53-year-old female, and 33-year-old male. The tumors were all superficially located; left forearm, medial aspect of the left ankle, and left thigh, respectively. Histomorphologically they had expansile and focal infiltrative growth pattern consisting of highly pleomorphic spindle cells with intranuclear inclusions, yet low mitotic rate. Tumoral cells showed strong and diffuse reactivity for CD34. One of our cases showed focal and weak reactivity for pancytokeratin. Unlike the other two tumors, one case was positive for desmin. During the clinical follow-up, one case showed local recurrence four times. SCPFT is a newly recognized, borderline mesenchymal neoplasm of soft tissues that can show local recurrence or even rarely metastasize. To the best of our knowledge, this three case series is the first to be reported from Turkey. Our aim to report these three cases was to make contribution to the literature about this rare entity and increase awareness.