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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

Dermoscopic findings of hemosiderotic dermatofibroma: A comprehensive review
Author(s)
E Vargas-Chandomid, V Álvarez-Rivero, MG Olguín-García, F Jurado-Santa and MA Morales-Sánchez
Abstract
Dermatofibroma (DF) is a very common benign skin tumor composed of fibroblasts, histiocytes, capillaries and collagen with multiple clinical presentations and histological variants [1]. DF usually affects female patients at any age between 10 and 75 years old [2-4]. Most of the time it presents as a single, firm papular lesion with a slightly keratotic surface, sometimes brown pigmented or skin tone, and frequently present in the inferior extremities. Almost 6% of all dermatofibromas are associated with trauma [2, 5].
Diagnosis is clinical and dermatoscopic patterns have been described as diagnostic tools. The most common presentation seen in 30-60% of all DF is a central scar-like patch with a peripheral reticular network [2, 3, 5, 6]. Nevertheless, atypical patterns simulating melanomas, vascular tumors or basal cell carcinomas have been described in another variants of DF such as hemosiderotic dermatofibroma [2, 3].
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How to cite this article:
E Vargas-Chandomid, V Álvarez-Rivero, MG Olguín-García, F Jurado-Santa, MA Morales-Sánchez. Dermoscopic findings of hemosiderotic dermatofibroma: A comprehensive review. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2022;5(1):16-19. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2022.v5.i1a.108
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences