Dermatofibroma of the auricle

Sameep Kadakia, Boris Chernobilsky, Codrin Iacob

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An adolescent male presented to the office with a 3-month history of a small left ear mass located on the posterior helix. Although the patient was asymptomatic, the decision was made to remove the mass in the operating room and send for pathology. Following excision, the mass was stained and examined by the pathologist. Staining positive for Factor VIIIa and CD68, the lesion was also found to have a combination of histiocytes and fibroblastic spindle cells. The diagnosis of dermatofibroma, cellular type, was made and the patient required no further treatment. Seen in follow up several months after, there was complete resolution of the mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1270-1272
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


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