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European Journal of Dermatology


Fibroblastic connective tissue nevus: the role of histopathological and molecular techniques in differential diagnosis Volume 27, numéro 5, September-October 2017


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1 Department of Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs, Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, 86 Nishi-Cho, Yonago, Tottori 683-8503, Japan
2 Department of Pathology and Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health,1-1, Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu, 807-8555, Japan
3 Department of Pathology, Tottori University Hospital, 36-1 Nishi-Cho, Yonago, Tottori 683-8504, Japan

Fibroblastic connective tissue nevus (FCTN) is a rare benign cutaneous mesenchymal lesion of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic origin, first described by Feraudy and Fletcher [1], and almost simultaneously by Saussine et al. as “cellular connective tissue nevus” [2]. This lesion typically occurs on the trunk, head, and neck of children. Histopathologically, it is a poorly-circumscribed, unencapsulated lesion, composed of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic spindle cells in the reticular dermis and subcutis, [...]