Atypical fibroxanthoma is a benign tumor usually found on the sun damaged skin of an elderly face.
Presenting as a red nodule 1 to 3 cm in diameter, the lesion has some histologic features suggestive of malignancy, and the pathology should be reviewed by an experienced dermatopathologist.
- In spite of its benign nature, complete surgical excision is the usually recommended treatment.
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