fibrous tissue abnormalities

Dermatofibromas are a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I routinely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Dermatofibromas, also called Fibrous Histiocytomas, appear clinically as hyperpigmented firm papules.  They typically appear on the extremities and upper trunk and may arise from trauma to the skin such as an insect bite or […]

Myxomas are benign fibrous tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Myxomas appear as flesh colored nodules.  They may appear as a solitary lesion or multiple small papules.  Myxomas are occasionally seen in genetic syndromes such as the Carney Complex, in which patients may have […]

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma is a cancerous fibrous tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in middle to late adulthood.  The most common anatomic site for this lesion is the upper leg or buttock.  They can arise from […]

Atypical Fibroxanthoma is a malignant fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Atypical Fibroxanthoma is a low grade cancer that is related to the more aggressive malignant fibrous histiocytoma, which is larger and deeper in the skin.  Atypical Fibroxanthomas occur most often on sun exposed areas such […]

Nodular Fasciitis is a benign common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Nodular Fasciitis is a tender flesh colored nodule most often found on the extremities.  The lesion begins in the muscle fascia and may extend into the subcutaneous layer of the skin.  In most […]

Dermatofibromsarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) is a malignant fibrous tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, DFSP resembles a large flesh colored/reddish brown protuberant nodule that may have an appearance of a keloid.  They are most often found on the trunk and proximal extremities.  DFSPs become larger […]

Acrochordons are one of the most common skin lesions that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Acrochordons, also called skin tags, clinically appear as a flesh colored soft papule.  They are most often found on the eyelids, neck, axillae, underneath the breasts and groin.  Typically, Acrochordons are asymptomatic unless […]

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (CNH) is a very common skin condition I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, CNH appears as a tender red inflamed papule on the helix of the ear.  CNH is a benign condition but can cause significant pain and discomfort.  Typically, CNH appears on the ear […]

Subungual Exostosis is a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Subungual Exostosis appears as a protrusion from below the end of the nail plate on the fingers and/or toes.  Subungual Exostosis is most often found in women and appears pink to flesh colored.  […]

Acral Fibrokeratoma is a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Acral Fibrokeratomas clinically appear on the fingers, toes, palms and soles and are usually a raised flesh colored scaly nodule that has a surrounding collarette at the base.  Acral Fibrokeratomas may resemble an accessory […]

Angiofibromas are a very common benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Angiofibromas are small flesh colored to red papules that are most commonly found on the ala of the nose.  They can be removed by shave biopsy but tend to recur.  Occasionally, Angiofibromas […]

Connective Tissue Nevi are benign skin lesions I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Connective Tissue Nevi typically occur on the chest and back and appear as yellow/orange slightly elevated plaques.  They typically occur as multiple lesions.  The texture of the Connective Tissue Nevi is described as resembling shagreen leather.  […]

Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath is a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath (GCTTS) is most commonly found on the hands and clinically presents as a 1cm or larger nodule.  Although benign, these lesions […]

Dupuytren Contracture is a very common skin condition I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Dupuytren Contracture occurs when the palmar aponuerosis becomes very fibrotic and thick which appears as nodules on the palmar aspect of the hand.  It is most common in men and with time can lead to […]

Desmoid Tumors are benign fibrous tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Desmoid Tumors are large well circumscribed nodules below the skin that originate from the fascia of the muscles.  The most common location is the abdominal wall and they are most frequently seen during pregnancy.  Although benign, […]

Knuckle Pads, also called heloderma, are a common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.   Clinically, Knuckle Pads are firm round plaques that form as thickenings over the dorsal portion of the finger joints.  They reach sizes of approximately 1cm and typically persist indefinitely.  Usually, they are flesh […]

Plantar Fibromatosis is a common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Plantar Fibromatosis, also called Ledderhose’s disease, is very similar to Dupuytren’s Contracture in which nodules develop on the soles of the feet.  Fibrosis develops along the plantar fascia and is typically idiopathic, no known cause.  Treatment […]

Keloids are a very common skin lesion that I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Keloids are scars which have grown excessively beyond their original borders into tender, firm protruding nodules.  They can arise from trauma to the skin, surgical incisions, and even acne lesions.  The most common […]