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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 75  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-219

Asymptomatic papular lesions on the trunk


Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576 104, India

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Raghavendra Rao
Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576 104
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.48687

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Rao R, Balachandran C. Asymptomatic papular lesions on the trunk. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009;75:217-9

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Rao R, Balachandran C. Asymptomatic papular lesions on the trunk. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Oct 23];75:217-9. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2009/75/2/217/48687


A 24-year-old male presented with asymptomatic skin lesions on the trunk of 6 months duration. There was no history of antecedent trauma or family history of similar illness. Examination revealed discrete tiny skin-colored papules on the anterior chest and abdomen [Figure 1]. Few lesions showed a comedo-like opening. Biopsy of the lesion showed a middermal cyst lined by flattened epithelium composed of squamous and granular cells surrounding a laminated mass of keratin and multiple vellus hair shafts [Figure 2].


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