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Friday 26 October 2007

Atypical dermatofibroma with vascular pattern

A 68-year-old man consulted for this lesion on his right leg present for more than 15 years.
Dermoscopy revealed some light brown globules (*) and a vascular pattern with polymorphous vessels: hairpin vessels, dotted vessels, and linear-irregular vessels.
A biopsy was performed and revealed a dermatofibroma.
Dermatofibromas with vascular pattern have been reported in the literature (D.Picolo, K.Peris, page 287, in color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin, Springer edition, 2007)