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Pedunculated nodule on the foot

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Unknown: Pedunculated nodule on the foot
Paulo Morais MD1, Marcos Guimarães MD2, Aurea Canelhas MD2, Filomena Azevedo MD1
Dermatology Online Journal 18 (4): 5

1. Department of Dermatology and Venereology
2. Department of Pathology
Hospital S. João EPE; Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal


An otherwise healthy 57-year-old woman presented with a 4-year history of a pedunculated nodule on the lateral border of the right foot. The growth had slowly enlarged over the years. The patient denied any previous local trauma or significant pain, except when wearing closed shoes. Physical examination revealed a 30 x 28 x 12 mm non-tender, flesh-colored, pedunculated firm nodule with a hyperkeratotic surface that protruded from the border of her right foot (Figure 1).

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The lesion was excised and the specimen was submitted for histopathologic study (Figure 2).

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