Lesion presenting with a "blue amber" pattern

Calogero Pagliarello, Francesca Peccerillo, Alfredo Zucchi, Rocco Giuseppe Tortorella, Roberto Ricci, Ignazio Stanganelli, Claudio Feliciani, Sergio Di Nuzzo

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Abstract

Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is a spindle cell neoplasm with low metastatic potential but high tendency to recur after surgery. Because of the rarity of this lesion and its aspecific clinical features, AFX could be easily misdiagnosed and undertreated by many clinicians who encounter them. Dermoscopy represents a valuable tool for easily assessing skin lesions, even though histological examination is required for final diagnosis. We report a case of a cheek lesion with dermoscopic "blue amber pattern", easily recognisable and not observed in others skin tumours, which could represent an additional feature useful in differentiating this tumour from other skin neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Clinical Cases
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 2016

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Pagliarello, C., Peccerillo, F., Zucchi, A., Tortorella, R. G., Ricci, R., Stanganelli, I., Feliciani, C., & Di Nuzzo, S. (2016). Lesion presenting with a "blue amber" pattern. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 4(10), 333-335. https://doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v4.i10.333