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April 2005

A Rapidly Growing Nodule and Dome-Shaped Yellow Papules on the Face—Quiz Case

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Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(4):515-520. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.4.515-c

A 62-year-old man presented with a nodule on his forehead that had grown rapidly in diameter over a 1-month period. His medical history included surgical removal of a right-sided colon cancer 10 years earlier. He had no family history of skin cancer or colon cancer.

On physical examination, multiple dome-shaped yellowish papules were observed on the patient’s face (Figure 1) and a 2-cm pink nodule with a central hyperkeratotic plug was observed on the left side of the forehead (Figure 2). A shave biopsy specimen was obtained from a yellow papule on the cheek (Figure 3) as well as from the pink nodule on the forehead (Figure 4).

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