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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109
Multiple cream-colored papules over the trunk and neck


1 Department of Pathology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BG Nagar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BG Nagar, Karnataka, India

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Shankar S V, Nischal K C, Swaroop M R, Basavaraj H B, Sathyanarayana B D. Multiple cream-colored papules over the trunk and neck. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2009;2:107-9

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Shankar S V, Nischal K C, Swaroop M R, Basavaraj H B, Sathyanarayana B D. Multiple cream-colored papules over the trunk and neck. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Jun 18];2:107-9. Available from: http://www.jcasonline.com/text.asp?2009/2/2/107/58528


A 55 year-old male presented with asymptomatic, tiny, raised lesions of six years' duration on the chest, abdomen, and back. These lesions had gradually increased in size and number. None of the family members were affected.

Examination revealed cream-colored, dome-shaped papules of 2-5 mm size over the root of the neck, chest [Figure 1], abdomen, back [Figure 2], and also on the medial arms. The lesions did not have any punctum. A small skin-colored papule of 2 mm size was present on the right scrotal wall. Nails were normal.

An excisional biopsy was performed from a papule from the back; the histological picture is seen in [Figure 3] and [Figure 4].


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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.58528

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