atypical dermatofibroma

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atypical dermatofibroma

A histologic variant of benign fibrous histiocytoma (BFH) which more commonly affects men. It is characterised by scattered cells with bizarre nuclear pleomorphism and large hyperchromatic nuclei.
 
DiffDx
Atypical fibroxanthoma.
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The differential diagnosis of AFX is focused primarily on poorly differentiated variants of SCC, melanoma, cutaneous leiomyosarcoma, and atypical fibrous histiocytoma.
Atypical fibrous histiocytoma is the atypical variant of dermatofibroma (fibrous histiocytoma).
It should be remembered that recently Cassarino reported a case of aberrant expression of CK5/6 in atypical fibrous histiocytoma (27).
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