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March 2003

An Asymptomatic Preauricular Subcutaneous Nodule in a 65-Year-Old Woman—Quiz Case

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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(3):381-386. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.3.381-a

A 65-year-old Taiwanese woman presented with a 10-year history of a slow-growing asymptomatic mass in her left preauricular area. Her medical history was unremarkable, and no pertinent family history was reported.

Physical examination revealed a movable, elastic, nontender subcutaneous nodule, measuring approximately 2 cm in diameter, in the left preauricular area (Figure 1). The nodule was excised for histologic examination (Figure 2 and Figure 3).

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