Level 2: Dermatofibromas
|Description||This chapter describes the dermoscopy criteria of dermatofibroma|
|Author(s)||Ralph Braun · Aimilios Lallas · Ash Marghoob|
|Responsible author||Ash Marghoob → send e-mail|
|Status update||September 10, 2018|
|Status by||Ralph Braun|
Glossary:Dermatofibroma, Glossary:Histiocytosis, Glossary:Df, Glossary:Two-step algorithm Cite:Level 2: Dermatofibromas Message:Level 2: Dermatofibromas Participate:Level 2: Dermatofibromas
Dermatofibromas (DF) are defined first and foremost by their clinical characteristics of being firm papules that dimple on lateral pressure. A DF with this clinical morphology will usually reveal the following features when viewed with dermoscopy: A symmetric lesion with a thin, typical, peripheral network with a central white scar-like area. In the region between the network and the central scarlike area one can see ring like globules and vessels. When viewed with polarized light the central scarlike area will usually manifests a pink hue and will often also reveal shiny white lines.