dermatofibroma

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dermatofibroma

 [der″mah-to-fi-bro´mah]
a fibrous tumorlike nodule of the skin, usually on the extremities and especially the legs. Its etiology is not known, but it is most likely a neoplastic disorder. Although it is benign, itching and pain can be a source of severe discomfort.

der·ma·to·fi·bro·ma

(der'mă'tō-fī-brō'mă),
A slowly growing benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue enclosing collapsed capillaries, with scattered hemosiderin-pigmented and lipid macrophages. The following terms are considered by some to be synonymous with, and by others to be varieties of, dermatofibroma: sclerosing hemangioma (2), fibrous histiocytoma, nodular subepidermal fibrosis.

dermatofibroma

[dur′mətōfībrō′mə] pl. dermatofibromas, dermatofibromata
Etymology: Gk, derma + L, fibra, fiber, oma, tumor
a cutaneous nodule that is painless, round, firm, gray or red, elevated, and commonly found on the extremities. No treatment is required. Also called fibrous histiocytoma.

benign fibrous histiocytoma

A benign tumour composed of primitive mesenchymal cells (macrophages or histiocytes) seen in the skin and soft tissues of the legs of young to middle-aged patients, more commonly women, usually in relation to skeletal muscle.
 
Management
Excision.

der·ma·to·fi·bro·ma

(dĕr'mă-tō-fī-brō'mă)
A slowly growing benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue enclosing collapsed capillaries, with scattered hemosiderin-pigmented and lipid macrophages. The following terms are considered by some to be synonymous with, and by others to be varieties of, dermatofibroma: sclerosing hemangioma, fibrous histiocytoma, nodular subepidermal fibrosis.
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dermatofibroma

(der?ma-to-fi-bro'ma) [? + L. fibra, fiber, + Gr. oma, tumor]
A firm but freely movable benign skin nodule, often found on the lower extremities.
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dermatofibroma

; histiocytoma cutis; fibrous histiocytoma sclerosing haemangioma: common benign fibroma of extremities; flat/slightly raised flesh-coloured/yellowish-brown, firm/hard, non-progressive, isolated lesions usually <1 cm in diameter; palpable bulk of lesion extends beyond its visible outline

dermatofibroma

a fibrous tumor-like nodule of the skin.