Case 15: Skin of Mid Lateral Back, R/O Fibroma

  • Dong-Lin XieEmail author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
  • Robert A. Norman
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)


An 18-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with a bump on his left back. The patient recalled it had been present for several years and had not enlarged or changed in any way. Recently, the bump would become irritated when he would put on or take off his shirt.


Erythematous papule Solitary papule Radiating follicles Trichofolliculoma Hair follicle tumor Benign tumor 

Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong-Lin Xie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
    • 2
  • Robert A. Norman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ruffolo, Hooper & Associates, M.D, P.A.TampaUSA
  2. 2.DO, PGY-1 Larkin Community HospitalMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyNova Southeastern UniversityTampaUSA
  4. 4.Center for Geriatric Dermatology and Neuro-DermatologyTampaUSA

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