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Asymptomatic Nodules on the Foot—Quiz Case

Asymptomatic Nodules on the Foot—Quiz Case Report of a case A 20-year-old man presented to the orthopedic surgeons with a several-month history of 2 discrete nodules on the dorsal aspect of his right foot. These had slowly increased in size but were asymptomatic. He was referred to the dermatology department for a second opinion. Examination revealed 2 well-circumscribed, soft, mobile, flesh-colored, hemispherical swellings 3 cm in diameter, with surface lichenification, overlying the anklecrease and the lateral malleolus of the dorsal surface of the right foot (Figure 1). He subsequently noticed similar lesions developing over the right tibial tuberosity. No knuckle pads were identified, and there was no evidence of psoriasis. An incisional biopsy specimen was taken (Figure 2 and Figure 3). Figure 1 View LargeDownload Figure 2 View LargeDownload Figure 3 View LargeDownload What is your diagnosis? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Asymptomatic Nodules on the Foot—Quiz Case

Abstract

Report of a case A 20-year-old man presented to the orthopedic surgeons with a several-month history of 2 discrete nodules on the dorsal aspect of his right foot. These had slowly increased in size but were asymptomatic. He was referred to the dermatology department for a second opinion. Examination revealed 2 well-circumscribed, soft, mobile, flesh-colored, hemispherical swellings 3 cm in diameter, with surface lichenification, overlying the anklecrease and the lateral malleolus of the...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archdermatol.2009.254-a
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Abstract

Report of a case A 20-year-old man presented to the orthopedic surgeons with a several-month history of 2 discrete nodules on the dorsal aspect of his right foot. These had slowly increased in size but were asymptomatic. He was referred to the dermatology department for a second opinion. Examination revealed 2 well-circumscribed, soft, mobile, flesh-colored, hemispherical swellings 3 cm in diameter, with surface lichenification, overlying the anklecrease and the lateral malleolus of the dorsal surface of the right foot (Figure 1). He subsequently noticed similar lesions developing over the right tibial tuberosity. No knuckle pads were identified, and there was no evidence of psoriasis. An incisional biopsy specimen was taken (Figure 2 and Figure 3). Figure 1 View LargeDownload Figure 2 View LargeDownload Figure 3 View LargeDownload What is your diagnosis?

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 2009

Keywords: foot

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