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Unknown: A woman with nodular lesion in a patient with diabetes mellitus

  • Author(s): Aneiros-Fernandez, J;
  • Arias-Santiago, S;
  • Husein-Elahmed, H;
  • Fernandez-Pugnaire, MA;
  • O'Valle, F
  • et al.
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Unknown: A woman with nodular lesion in a patient with diabetes mellitus
J Aneiros-Fernandez MD1, S Arias-Santiago MD2, H Husein-Elahmed MD2, MA Fernandez-Pugnaire MD2, F O'Valle MD1
Dermatology Online Journal 17 (4): 8

1. Department of Pathology
2. Department of Dermatology
University Hospital, Granada, Spain



Case synopsis


Figure 1 Figure 2

A 68-year-old woman was sent to the department of Dermatology because of a cutaneous nodule located on the front of the right leg that had grown progressively for the past six years. Clinical examination showed a nodule of firm consistency, measuring 5 x 4 cm, with a crusted and eroded surface (Figure 1). The rest of her cutaneous exam was normal. The patient had a history of diabetes mellitus. There was no family history of similar lesions. Histologic sections are show in Figures 2, 3, and 4.


Figure 3 Figure 4

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