Disease Information for Dermatofibroma

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Painful subcutaneous nodules
Skin nodules/Subcutaneous nodules
Tender nodules
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Kaposi's sarcoma
Associated Disease & Complications
Dermatofibroma
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
Definition

A slowly growing benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue enclosing collapsed capillaries with scattered hemosiderin-pigmented and lipid macrophages. They are common, usually about 1 cm in diameter and occur in the dermis. Simple excision is always curative. (From Stedman, 25th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1356)

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