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A 50-year-old woman presented with groups of multiple small, round, whitish papules on her cheeks. Biopsy was take from one of the papules. There was no significant prior medical history and this was the first presentation to a dermatologist.
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Basaloid follicular hamartoma
The diagnosis is fibrofolliculoma. The histological examination shows a non-encapsulated fibrous lesion with central keratin-filled follicular structures. Thin strands of epithelium extended from the follicles, with some joining sebaceous ducts or anastomosing with other strands. A sclerotic fibrous proliferation of mucinous connective tissue …
Handling editor Tahir S Pillay.
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