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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 86  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215-217

Slowly growing nodule in supralabial region

Department of Dermatology, Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, Barcelona, Spain

Date of Web Publication17-Sep-2018

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Dr. Carlos Gonzalez-Cruz
Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron, 119-129, 08035 Barcelona
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DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_13_18

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Gonzalez-Cruz C, Bodet D, Garcia-Patos V. Slowly growing nodule in supralabial region. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2020;86:215-7

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Gonzalez-Cruz C, Bodet D, Garcia-Patos V. Slowly growing nodule in supralabial region. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 2];86:215-7. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2020/86/2/215/241411

A 63-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with a 16 mm × 15 mm solitary lobulated nodule in the right supralabial region. The tumor that appeared 15 years ago was slowly growing and asymptomatic. On physical examination, the tumor was firm, well-circumscribed, without pain on palpation and the overlying skin showed no inflammatory signs or abnormal pigmentation [Figure 1]. An excisional biopsy was performed. The tumor was well delimited with no adhesions, which allowed complete removal. The histopathologic examination demonstrated a well-circumscribed dermal tumor [Figure 2]a with clusters and solid cords of cells as well as ductal structures through a myxoid, chondroid and fibrous stroma. Keratinous cysts and calcifications were present [Figure 2]b and [Figure 2]c. Tubuloalveolar structures were lined internally by epithelial cells and externally by myoepithelial cells. Decapitation secretion was observed [Figure 2]d. Surgical margins were not affected. No tumor recurrence occurred after 15 months of follow-up.
Figure 1: Firm and well-circumscribed solitary lobulated nodule in the right supralabial region

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The authors thank Dr. Berta Ferrer for her help with the pathological images and Dr. Sabina Ruiz for revising the manuscript.

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