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Clin Case Rep. 2018 Apr 6;6(6):1006-1009. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1508. eCollection 2018 Jun.

Hemosiderotic dermatofibroma mimicking melanoma in a 12-year-old boy: a case report.

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1
Department of Dermatology Kırşehir Ahi Evran University Training and Research Hospital Kırşehir 40200 Turkey.
2
Department of Pathology Kırşehir Ahi Evran University Training and Research Hospital Kırşehir 40200 Turkey.
3
Department of Dermatology Aksaray University Training and Research Hospital Aksaray 68200 Turkey.

Abstract

We report a case of hemosiderotic dermatofibroma presenting as a brown-black-colored nodule with peripheral extensions, which mimics melanoma. Histopathology showed completely benign features with no atypia or mitosis. Nodular extensions of childhood dermatofibromas may be related to the growth of the child not necessarily pointing to a malignant process.

KEYWORDS:

Child; dermoscopy; hemosiderotic dermatofibroma; melanoma

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