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dermatofibroma

Pronunciation: der'ma'to-fi-bro'ma

Definition: A slowly growing benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue enclosing collapsed capillaries, with scattered hemosiderin-pigmented and lipid macrophages. The following terms are considered by some to be synonymous with, and by others to be varieties of, dermatofibroma: sclerosing hemangioma (2), fibrous histiocytoma, nodular subepidermal fibrosis.

Synonym(s): fibrous histiocytoma, sclerosing hemangioma2

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