Dermatology

Dermatology

Fibrosarcoma (Soft-Tissue Sarcoma, Fibroblastic Sarcoma)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history There are no salient clinical features specific for fibrosarcoma. Most patients lack constitutional symptoms; however, those with larger tumors or those with metastatic disease may have weight loss. The pediatric variant, infantile fibrosarcoma, also presents as a painless mass of…

Fibroma, soft (Skin Tag, Acrochordon, Fibroma Molle, Fibroepithelial Polyp)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Soft fibromas are the most common fibrous lesions of the skin. Lesions are most commonly located on the neck and the intertriginous areas of the axilla and groin, but can be found scattered throughout the skin. Characteristic findings on physical examination Patients present with slow-growing asymptomatic flesh-colored or brown-red…

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Herman Pinkus first described the “premalignant fibroepithelial tumor of the skin” in 1953. This tumor later became known as Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FP). FP is an unusual neoplasm. There is significant controversy as to the most appropriate classification for this entity. FP is most commonly classified as a variant…

Favre-Racouchot Syndrome (Nodular Elastosis [Elastoidosis] with Cysts and Comedones, Senile or Solar Comedones, Smokers' Comedones)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Favre-Racouchot disease (FRD) is named after Favre and Racouchot, who described these lesions in 1932 and 1951, respectively. Clinical history is significant for extensive ultraviolet light exposure. Characteristic findings on physical examination Clinical presentation consists of a slow and gradual…

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