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This solitary, flesh colored nodule usually occurs on the face, trunk, or proximal and mid-extremities of adults. Under the microscope, these lesions are dome-shaped nodules with prominent mucin in the upper and mid-dermis. There may be a slight increase in fibroblasts and small blood vessels.

Weedon D. Weedon's Skin Pathology. Churchill Livingstone. 1997.
Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 1999.

Commonly Used Terms

Dermal mucinosis -See term.

Last Updated 4/1/2001

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