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A fleshy protuberant growth on the leg
2 Department of Pathology, National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
Sarvesh Sunil Thatte
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. P.N. Behl Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, New Delhi - 110 048
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Bhushan P, Thatte SS, Singh A. A fleshy protuberant growth on the leg. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:652-653
An 18-year-old boy presented with an asymptomatic, occasionally bleeding, flesh colored growth on his left leg for 10 years. A well-defined, 3 cm × 4 cm, flesh colored, sessile, soft, mobile, non-tender, nodule was noted on the left calf. The nodule protruded slightly from a shallow cup-shaped depression and had a slightly raised hyperpigmented rim. There was scaling and crusting of the surrounding skin because of repeated cleaning of the growth and surrounding area with undiluted 10% povidone-iodine solution [Figure - 1]. There were no other abnormalities on mucocutaneous examination.
|Figure 1: Central mass projecting out of the cup-shaped moat|
Histopathological examination revealed a well circumscribed tumor arising from the epidermis in the form of broad and anastomosing columns of basaloid cells along with necrosis en masse and a fibrovascular stroma [Figure - 2]. Medium power revealed small and uniform oval cells with a central nucleus, some ductal lumina and a fibrovascular core [Figure - 3].
|Figure 2: A well circumscribed tumor arising from epidermis consisting of broad and anastomosing columns of basaloid cells along with necrosis en masse (arrow) (H and E, ×40)|
|Figure 3: Small and uniform oval cells with central nucleus and some ductal lumina (H and E, ×100)|
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