Ossifying dermatofibroma with osteoclast-like giant cells

T. T. Kuo*, H. L. Chan

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Dermatofibroma or cutaneous fibrous histiocytoma is a common cutaneous tumor. Rare histologic variants have been described. We report another variant of dermatofibroma characterized by osteoclast-like giant cells with metaplastic bone formation. Clinically the lesion was a small, brown, hard papule of several months' duration on the left anterior leg of a 58-year-old woman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994


  • Bone
  • Cutaneous fibrous histiocytoma
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Ossification
  • Osteoclast-like giant cells


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