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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 83-84

Linear plaque over the face

Department of Dermatology, JSS Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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S Veeranna
Department of Dermatology, JSS Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka 570004
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.19734

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Veeranna S. Linear plaque over the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2006;72:83-4

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Veeranna S. Linear plaque over the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Sep 25];72:83-4. Available from:

A 50-year-old man presented with skin lesions over left side of the face and scalp. The lesions appeared during childhood over the left temporal area, followed by a spurt of growth at puberty and thereafter slowly progressed to involve the left side of face and forehead. It was asymptomatic without any pain, itching, or bleeding. Six months prior to presentation, he had sustained an injury over the lesions, which led to persistent ulcers. There was no history of diabetes or hypertension.

Examination revealed linear plaque with papillomatous surface over left side of scalp, extending to forehead and down the cheeks [Figure - 1]. Three large ulcers covered with granulation tissue were present over the temporal area. The biopsy was taken from the edge of the ulcer, including papular growth. Histopathological features are shown in [Figure - 2][Figure - 3].

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