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European Journal of Dermatology


sQuiz your knowledge! A waxy nodule on the toe Volume 32, numéro 3, May-June 2022


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1 Dermatology Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitario Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
2 Unit of Research in Dermatology, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

A 68-year-old Caucasian woman with no comorbidities presented with a three-year history of an asymptomatic nodule on the third toe of the left foot. The patient reported no additional symptoms. On examination, a soft, pink to yellow, waxy-appearing 1 x 1-cm nodule was observed to project from the plantar side of the toe (figure 1A). The lesion was totally excised, and histopathological examination revealed non-capsulated, eosinophilic, homogeneous material infiltrating the entire depth of the dermis [...]