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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-212

Indurated swelling on the thigh

Department of Dermatology, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Rachita Misri
Department of Dermatology, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 12
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.32759

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Chikhalkar SB, Misri R, Khopkar U. Indurated swelling on the thigh. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:211-2

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Chikhalkar SB, Misri R, Khopkar U. Indurated swelling on the thigh. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 9];73:211-2. Available from:

A 55-year-old female presented with gradually progressive, painless, skin-colored swelling over the left thigh [Figure - 1] of ten months duration. There was no history of trauma to the site. She was given antitubercular treatment for the same for 4 months without any response. The lump was surgically excised but recurred. Examination revealed a solitary, firm, nontender, subcutaneous swelling 7 x 8 inches in size. The edges were smooth and rounded and the swelling could be undermined with fingers. The rest of the cutaneous and systemic examination was within normal limits. Routine hematological and biochemical investigations were within normal limits. A surgical biopsy was done. The histopathological findings with special stains are shown in [Figure - 2],[Figure - 3].

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