Dermatofibroma

Dermatofibroma (DF) is a reactive proliferation of fibroblasts, histiocytes, and endothelial cells, probably occurring in response to a remote insect bite (20). Lesions are firm, round to oval, from 3 mm to 3 cm, hyperpigmented, and with a smooth surface (Fig. 9). DF may be single or multiple and affect any body site, although the leg ยป is the most frequent location. Pain is a variable feature. Histological examination shows interlacing fascicles of spindle cells, foamy histiocytes, and variable multinu-

d cleated giant cells. An important feature that differentiates DF from malignant fusi- >3

form tumors is the lack of nuclear pleomorphism, necrosis, or mitotic activity.

DF has no malignant potential, therefore, treatment is not necessary (21). Sur- o gical excision is the treatment of choice for painful tumors, for cosmetic reasons, or to rule out malignant melanoma.

Figure 9 Dermatofibroma of the right hand dorsum. The lesion is firm, smooth, and hyperpigmented.
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