Table of Contents
ISRN Dermatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 704549, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/704549
Case Report

Unusual Presentation of a Rare Tumor of the Dorsal Surface of the Foot

1Dermatology Department, School of Medicine, Cadi Ayyad University, Mohammed the VIth University Hospital, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
2Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, School of Medicine, Cadi Ayyad University, Mohammed the VIth University Hospital, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
3Pathology Department, School of Medicine, Cadi Ayyad University, Mohammed the VIth University Hospital, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Received 16 January 2011; Accepted 15 February 2011

Academic Editors: L. A. Laurent-Applegate, R. Strumia, and J. F. Val Bernal

Copyright © 2011 O. Hocar 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.

Abstract

Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma (CAF) was originally described by Keasbey in 1953 as juvenile aponeurotic fibroma, most commonly occurring in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet in children and adolescents. It usually presents as a firm, painless mass without preceding trauma. We report a case of this rare condition with an unusual presentation in a 60-year-old woman affecting the dorsal surface of the foot. It is a relatively benign condition with a good prognosis following complete surgical excision. It may have a slightly increased incidence in males. The accurate diagnosis is based only on histology but it is essential to differentiate it from other sinister lesions such as fibrosarcoma that may lead to amputation.