Desmoplasia of the skin

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Author: Mikael Häggström [note 1]

Cicatricial or morphoeic pattern: Narrow strands and nests of basaloid cells, typically with sharp edges, surrounded by dense sclerotic stroma.[1]

Desmoplasia of the skin is an increase of fibrous or connective tissue. If seen:

Benign causes:


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  1. East, Ellen; Fullen, Douglas R.; Arps, David; Patel, Rajiv M.; Palanisamy, Nallasivam; Carskadon, Shannon; Harms, Paul W. (2016). "Morpheaform Basal Cell Carcinomas With Areas of Predominantly Single-Cell Pattern of Infiltration ". The American Journal of Dermatopathology 38 (10): 744–750. doi:10.1097/DAD.0000000000000541. ISSN 0193-1091. 

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