Dermoscopy of granuloma faciale

Aimilios Lallas, Theodoros Sidiropoulos, Ioanna Lefaki, Thrasivoulos Tzellos, Elena Sotiriou, Zoe Apalla

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Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare benign inflammatory dermatosis that usually develops as a solitary brownish-red plaque on the face. It clinically mimics and is often misinterpreted as, sarcoidosis, lupus erythematosus, lupus vulgaris, lympho-ma or basal cell carcinoma. Dermoscopy, which is valuable for evaluation and differentiation between malignant and benign skin tumors, allows bet-ter visualization of dermal vascular structures and color variations. In this context, it might serve as an adjuvant diagnostic tool in the differentiation of inflammatory disorders, too. In the current manuscript, we present the dermoscopic features observed in a lesion of GF and discuss them in correlation with the underlying histopathological alterations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-60
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Dermatological Case Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Dermoscopy
  • Granuloma faciale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Lallas, A., Sidiropoulos, T., Lefaki, I., Tzellos, T., Sotiriou, E., & Apalla, Z. (2012). Dermoscopy of granuloma faciale. Journal of Dermatological Case Reports, 6(2), 59-60.