Benign fibrous histiocytoma

Dermatofibroma
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 D23 (ILDS D23.L62)
ICD-9 216.9
ICD-O: M8830/0
DiseasesDB 29384
eMedicine derm/96
MeSH D018219

Benign fibrous histiocytomas (also known as "Dermal dendrocytoma,"[1] "Dermatofibroma,"[2] "Fibrous dermatofibroma,"[2] "Fibrous histiocytoma"[2]:668, "Fibroma simplex",[1] "Nodular subepidermal fibrosis",[1] and "Sclerosing hemangioma"[1]) are benign skin growths.[3]

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Dermatofibromas are hard papules (rounded bumps) that may appear in a variety of colors, usually brownish to tan. Although typical dermatofibromas cause little or no discomfort, itching and tenderness can occur. Some physicians and researchers believe dermatofibromas form as a reaction to previous injuries such as insect bites or thorn pricks.[4] They are composed of disordered collagen laid down by fibroblasts. In rare cases, basal cell carcinoma may develop in a dermatofibroma.

They are usually found on the leg.[5]

Deep penetrating dermatofibroma may be difficult to distinguish, even histologically, from rare malignant fibrohistocytic tumours like dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.[6]

Dermatofibromas occur most often in women; the male to female ratio is about 1:4.[4]

Immunohistochemical staining

Neoplasm CD34[1] Stromelysin-3[7] Factor XIIIa[8]
Dermatofibroma + + +
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans + - -

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Freedberg, et. al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071380760.
  3. ^ "benign fibrous histiocytoma" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  4. ^ a b Pierson, Joseph C.; Diane M Pierson. "Dermatofibroma". eMedicine. WebMD. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056742-overview. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  5. ^ "dermatofibroma" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  6. ^ Hanly AJ, Jordà M, Elgart GW, Badiavas E, Nassiri M, Nadji M (June 2006). "High proliferative activity excludes dermatofibroma: report of the utility of MIB-1 in the differential diagnosis of selected fibrohistiocytic tumors". Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 130 (6): 831–4. PMID 16740036. http://journals.allenpress.com/jrnlserv/?request=get-abstract&issn=0003-9985&volume=130&page=831. 
  7. ^ PMID: 17596171
  8. ^ http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056742-overview

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