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European Journal of Dermatology


sQUIZ your knowledge! Papules, nodules and tumours on the trunk of a young women Volume 27, numéro 6, November-December 2017


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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central. Alameda Santo António dos Capuchos. 1169-050 Lisboa, Portugal

A 32-year-old woman, otherwise healthy, presented with a six-year history of multiple pruritic pink and brownish papules, nodules, and tumours on the chest, breasts, and upper back (figure 1A, B). A skin biopsy was performed and histopathological examination showed a non-encapsulated dermal tumour consisting of fusiform cell bundles (figure 1C). Immunohistochemistry for smooth muscle actin was diffusely positive (figure 1D). A thorough work-up was carried out to exclude Reed's syndrome. The most [...]