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May 1990

Giant Dermal Dendrocytoma of the Face: A Distinct Clinicopathologic Entity

Author Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Division of Dermatopathology

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 525 E 68th St New York, NY 10021

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(5):689-690. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670290137034

To the Editor.—  Several tumors and tumorlike lesions of fibrohistiocytic origin occur in the skin.1,2 Herein we describe a distinctive tumor of fibrohistiocytic origin that has not, to our knowledge, been previously reported.

Report of Cases.—Case 1.—  A 38-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, dermatology clinic with a 2 ½-year history of a slowly enlarging, asymptomatic lesion of her right cheek (Fig 1). There was no history of trauma preceding the appearance of the lesion. On examination the tumor was approximately 2 cm in diameter and protruded 1.8 cm from the skin surface. The epidermis covering the tumor was hyperpigmented and a hyperkeratotic scale was present at the apex. By palpation the tumor was firm and appeared well demarcated. Examination of the oral cavity revealed a normal-appearing buccal mucosa. Examination of the patient was otherwise unremarkable. In particular, there

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