Vol 8, No 1 (2022)
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Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus — a dermoscopic mimicker of melanoma

Magdalena Żychowska1, Elżbieta Ostańska2, Adam Reich1
Forum Dermatologicum 2022;8(1):40-42.

Abstract

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FeP) is an uncommon variant of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) that usually presents as a solitary, well-demarcated tumor or plaque, predominantly located on the trunk. It is characterized by indolent course and surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Both pigmented and non-pigmented variants of FeP may display dermoscopic features suggestive of malignant melanoma. In the paper, a case of FeP is presented, and the dermoscopic findings in this entity are discussed.

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