Bednar tumor is a rare pigmented variant of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). Because of its rarity, information is lacking regarding the optimal therapy and potential utility of immunohistochemistry in diagnosis. We report a case of Bednar tumor in which the diagnosis was aided by immunohistochemistry for CD34, an antigen known to be expressed in DFSP but not previously reported in Bednar tumor. Our case was also striking because it represents the first reported appearance of a Bednar tumor at a site of prior immunization, a phenomenon previously noted in some cases of DFSP. The patient was treated effectively with Mohs surgery and is without recurrence at 9 months.
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