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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 254787, 3 pages
Case Report

Giant Ulcerative Dermatofibroma

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Firat University Medical Faculty, 23100 Elazig, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Elazig Medical Park Hospital, 23100 Elazig, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Firat University Medical Faculty, 23100 Elazig, Turkey

Received 4 September 2013; Accepted 21 October 2013

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego, E. Mevio, and M. W. M. van den Brekel

Copyright © 2013 Turgut Karlidag et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dermatofibroma is a slowly growing common benign cutaneous tumor characterized by hard papules and nodules. The rarely seen erosions and ulcerations may cause difficulties in the diagnosis. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, which is clinically and histopathologically of malignant character, displays difficulties in the diagnosis since it has similarities with basal cell carcinoma, epidermoid carcinoma, and sarcomas. Head and neck involvement is very rare. In this study, a giant dermatofibroma case, which is histopathologically, ulcerative dermatofibroma, the biggest lesion of the head and neck region and seen rarely in the literature that has characteristics similar to dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, has been presented.