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June 1999

Red Eroded Nodule on the Foot

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(6):707-a-712. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-6-dof0699

A 37-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of a tender lesion on the ball of his right foot. The lesion gradually enlarged, became painful, and began to drain pink fluid.

Physical examination revealed a 1.2-cm elevated, red nodule covered with a serous exudate on the ball of the foot (Figure 1). The clinical diagnosis was probable lobular capillary hemangioma (pyogenic granuloma). A saucerization excision followed by curettage and electrodesiccation was performed. The histopathologic findings are shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3.

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