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Fibrous papule of the nose

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What is a fibrous? papule?

A fibrous papule is a firm bump that most often occurs on the nose. It's very common. The fibrous papule has a characteristic appearance under the microscope.

What are the clinical features of fibrous papule?

A fibrous papule develops during late adolescence or early adult life on the nose, or less frequently, on other parts of the face. It's a shining dome injury 2-6 mm in diameter, sometimes with a center hair. Although it looks like a skin-colored mole (dermal nevus), is firmer in texture. It is harmless but persists unchanged throughout life.

It is important to distinguish the fibrous papule from ordinary skin. Cancer, basal cell carcinoma, which may also present as a firm, shiny bump. Basal cell carcinoma usually appears later in life. It grows slowly and tends to bleed and ulcerate.

Fibrous papule of the nose

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Fibrous papule of the nose

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Fibrous papule of the nose

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Fibrous papule of the nose

How is fibrous papule diagnosed?

The fibrous papule is diagnosed by the skin. biopsy. There are distinctive features in histopathology (proliferation of fibroblasts, fibrotic stromaand dilated blood vessels) See also clear cell fibrous papule. pathology.

What is the cause of fibrous papule?

The fibrous papule is considered a nevus and develops spontaneously as part of human development. The precise reason is unknown.

How is fibrous papule treated?

The fibrous papule dose does not require any treatment. If desired, it can be removed by a minor surgical procedure (excision biopsy, shaving biopsy or electrosurgery).

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