White fibrous papulosis of the neck
- Author(s): Schaffer, Panta Rouhani;
- Tran, Kathleen;
- Kaplan, Jennifer;
- Patel, Rishi;
- Kamino, Hideko;
- Ramachandran, Sarika;
- Franks Jr., Andrew G
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D32012025054
We present a 76-year old woman with a five-year history of asymptomatic, white papules that were grouped on the lateral and posterior aspects of the neck, inferior axillae, and central mid-back. The histopathologic findings showed thickened collagen bundles. A diagnosis of white fibrous papulosis of the neck was made, which is believed to be a manifestation of intrinsic aging. There are no treatments for white fibrous papulosis of the neck. One hypothesized approach is the application of a topical anti-oxidant to reduce free-radical induced aging.