Erythematous plaque over the face
2 Department of Pathology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
S P Vijayalakshmi
Department of Dermatology, NIMS, Hyderabad
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Vijayalakshmi S P, Arunharke M, S. Erythematous plaque over the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2006;72:471-472
A 41-year-old male patient presented with gradually progressive painless erythematous swelling over the forehead and eyelids since nine months. The lesion appeared initially over the left temporal area. Examination revealed a dusky erythematous swelling on the forehead, upper and lower eyelids with a distinctly visible margin extending on the cheeks and behind the ear lobes [Figure - 1]. There was no tenderness, no mobility over underlying structures and no thickened cutaneous nerves. Sensations over the swelling were normal. Biopsy was taken from the lesion on the left temporal area. Histopathological features are shown in [Figure - 2][Figure - 3][Figure - 4].
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