Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446--448

Atrophic dermatofibroma in a young female: A rare entity


Neerja Puri, Balvinder Kaur Brar, Anjugam Azhagappan 
 Department of Dermatology, G. G. S. Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, India

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Dr. Neerja Puri
Department of Dermatology, G. G. S. Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab.
India

Introduction: Atrophic dermatofibroma is a rare variant of dermatofibroma which is many times underdiagnosed. Case Report: We report a case report of a 29-year-old female who came to the dermatology department with black-colored lesions on the lower leg for the past 7 years. Histopathological examination revealed a non-encapsulated dermal tumor involving upper to deep reticular dermis and extending to superficial subcutis. There was epidermal hyperplasia, and at the center of the lesion a slight epidermal atrophy was present. Discussion: It is a commonly underdiagnosed variant of dermatofibroma. Histopathologically, this disorder presents as a decrease in at least 50% of the thickness of the dermis relative to the adjacent dermis. The case is rare and hence reported.


How to cite this article:
Puri N, Brar BK, Azhagappan A. Atrophic dermatofibroma in a young female: A rare entity.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021;14:446-448


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Puri N, Brar BK, Azhagappan A. Atrophic dermatofibroma in a young female: A rare entity. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];14:446-448
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