Mary Maloney, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Mary Maloney

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Diagnosis of a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is often difficult to make on initial presentation. A high index of clinical suspicion coupled with histopathologic confirmation are necessary to confidently diagnose this rare cutaneous sarcoma. Characteristic findings on physical examination DFSP usually presents as an asymptomatic, firm, pink to brown nodule,…

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (Chondrodermatitis, Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis, Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis et antihelicis, Ear corn)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (CNH) is a small, nodular, inflammatory lesion found on the outermost portion of the ear. Most often, the lesions are found on the upper helical rim or middle to lower antihelical rim, but always at the most prominent or protuberant point…

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