• An atypical fibroxanthoma on the ear of a 82-year-old man appeared clinically as a pyogenic granuloma. Histopathologically, the lesion had been interpreted as a malignant melanoma before its true nature was identified.
Familiarity with this cutaneous pseudomalignant growth is essential to prevent radical surgical procedures.
(Arch Dermatol 112:1155-1157, 1976)
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