Ulcerated dermatofibroma

Yeon Ju Hong, Hae Young Choi, Ki Bum Myung, You Won Choi

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Dermatofibroma is a common benign dermal tumor characterized by a proliferation of fibroblast-like spindle cells. Over the years, more than 25 clinicopathologic variants of dermatofibroma have been recognized and recently additional erosive and ulcerated variants have also been reported. A 32-year-old woman presented with an ulcerative nodule on the scalp. This skin lesion first appeared about 2 months ago and histopathologic examination revealed proliferation of factor XIIIa-positive spindle cells with central necrosis. In this review, we report a rare case of ulcerated dermatofibroma and review the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-695
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • Dermatofibroma
  • Ulceration


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