A Pedunculated Mass on the Thigh
Am Fam Physician. 2016 Dec 15;94(12):1003-1004.
An otherwise healthy 45-year-old woman presented with a lesion on her right thigh. It had gradually increased in size since she first noticed it five years earlier. The patient had no history of trauma or surgery to the area. The lesion was asymptomatic and solitary. The physical examination revealed a well-defined, dome-shaped, corrugated, skin-colored, pedunculated mass on the right medial thigh (Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3). The lesion was 3 × 4 cm in size, soft, nontender, and not reducible. The remainder of the examination was unremarkable.
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This series is coordinated by John E. Delzell Jr., MD, MSPH, Assistant Medical Editor.
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