|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 652-653
A fleshy protuberant growth on the leg
Premanshu Bhushan1, Sarvesh Sunil Thatte1, Avninder Singh2
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. P.N. Behl Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Oct-2015|
Sarvesh Sunil Thatte
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. P.N. Behl Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, New Delhi - 110 048
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Bhushan P, Thatte SS, Singh A. A fleshy protuberant growth on the leg. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:652-3
An 18-year-old boy presented with an asymptomatic, occasionally bleeding, flesh colored growth on his left leg for 10 years. A well-defined, 3 cm × 4 cm, flesh colored, sessile, soft, mobile, non-tender, nodule was noted on the left calf. The nodule protruded slightly from a shallow cup-shaped depression and had a slightly raised hyperpigmented rim. There was scaling and crusting of the surrounding skin because of repeated cleaning of the growth and surrounding area with undiluted 10% povidone-iodine solution [Figure 1]. There were no other abnormalities on mucocutaneous examination.
Histopathological examination revealed a well circumscribed tumor arising from the epidermis in the form of broad and anastomosing columns of basaloid cells along with necrosis en masse and a fibrovascular stroma [Figure 2]. Medium power revealed small and uniform oval cells with a central nucleus, some ductal lumina and a fibrovascular core [Figure 3].
|Figure 2: A well circumscribed tumor arising from epidermis consisting of broad and anastomosing columns of basaloid cells along with necrosis en masse (arrow) (H and E, ×40)|
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|Figure 3: Small and uniform oval cells with central nucleus and some ductal lumina (H and E, ×100)|
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