Accession Number : AD0623692

Title :   FIBROUS PAPULE OF THE NOSE: A CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY,

Corporate Author : TEMPLE UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Graham,James H. ; Sanders,John B. ; Johnson,Waine C. ; Helwig,Elson B.

Report Date : 25 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A clinicopathological study of 40 patients with a distinct isolated fibrous papule of the nose is reported. The histogenesis and pathogenesis of this unique tumor indicates the lesion probably represents the residual of a cellular nevus in which stromal elements persist because of the anatomical location. There is a microscopic similarity of the fibrous papule to facial lesions of adenoma sabaceum and solitary hamartomas. For this reason the possibility that the lesion could represent a hamartoma or unusual type of neural end organ tumor can not definitely be ruled out. We propose the name of fibrous papule for this benign dome-shaped tumor of the nose. Fibrous papule should be included in the differential diagnosis of lesions involving the nose, and particularly if the clinical characteristics are suggestive of a cellular nevus. Excision of the lesion flush with the surrounding skin is adequate treatment and allows for excellent cosmetic results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NEOPLASMS, NOSE(ANATOMY)), (*NOSE(ANATOMY), NEOPLASMS), DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), PATHOLOGY, SKIN(ANATOMY), EXCISION, HISTOLOGY, HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES

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