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Vol. 214, No. 1, 2007
Issue release date: December 2006
Section title: Case Report
Dermatology 2007;214:82–84
(DOI:10.1159/000096918)

Hemosiderotic Dermatofibroma: Report of One Case

Scalvenzi M.a · Balato A.a · De Natale F.a · Francia M.G.a · Mignogna C.b · De Rosa G.b
aDermatology Section, Department of Systematic Pathology, and bPathology Section, Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: February 16, 2006
Accepted: July 07, 2006
Published online: December 22, 2006
Issue release date: December 2006

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

Dermatofibroma (DF) is a common benign fibrohistiocytic lesion which presents with a wide variety of clinicopathological features. Generally, the clinical diagnosis is easy, but differentiating it from other cutaneous tumors could be difficult in atypical cases and rare variants. We may find at least four different histopathological variants of DF; more than one of which may be present in a single tumor. Hemosiderotic DF is a variant composed of numerous small vessels, extravasated erythrocytes, and intra- and extracellular hemosiderotic deposits. The differential diagnosis may comprise melanoma as well as other melanocytic and nonmelanocytic tumors. We report the case of a 38-year-old man who presented with a hemosiderotic DF on the abdomen.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: February 16, 2006
Accepted: July 07, 2006
Published online: December 22, 2006
Issue release date: December 2006

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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