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Article first published online: 18 MAY 2004
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume 18, Issue 5, pages 580–583, September 2004
How to Cite
Ohnishi, T., Sasaki, M., Nakai, K. and Watanabe, S. (2004), Atrophic dermatofibroma. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 18: 580–583. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2004.00975.x
- Issue published online: 2 JUL 2004
- Article first published online: 18 MAY 2004
- Received: 23 April 2003, accepted 14 May 2003
- atrophic dermatofibroma;
- elastic fibre
Atrophic dermatofibroma, a newly proposed entity in recent times, is thought to be a specific variant of dermatofibroma. We report a typical case of atrophic dermatofibroma on the thigh of a 69-year-old female. The lesion consisted clinically of a light brown, intracutaneous nodule with a central crateriform depression, and histologically of fibrohistiocytic components in the thinning dermis. On elastica van Gieson stain, loss of elastic fibres and dense accumulation of elastic fibres around medium-sized vessels were observed in the lesion.