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Introduction: Histiocytoma

Description of Histiocytoma

Histiocytoma: Also known as dermatofibroma, this is a solitary, slowly growing nodular mass, most often affecting the extremities. It is composed of fibrous and histiocytic cells which infiltrate the dermis and occasionally the underlying subcutaneous tissue. Usually local excision is curative. Recurrences are reported only in a small minority of cases. -- 2003
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Histiocytoma: slowly growing benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue enclosing collapsed capillaries with scattered hemosiderin-pigmented and lipid macrophages; common, usually about 1 cm in diameter and occur in the dermis.
Source: CRISP

Histiocytoma: A neoplasm containing HISTIOCYTES. Important forms include BENIGN FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA; and MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA.
Source: MeSH 2007

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