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Table 4 Review of the literature concerning dermoscopic patterns of dermatofibromas

From: Beyond classic dermoscopic patterns of dermatofibromas: a prospective research study

  Zaballos et al. [15]:
292 patients
412 lesions
Ferrari et al. [10]:
115 patients
Agero et al. [14]:
50 patients
Kilinc et al. [9]:
52 patients
Present study:
95 patients
100 lesions
Typical
 Peripheral delicate pigment network and central white scarlike patch 143 (34.7%) 23 (17.7%) 31 (62%)   21 (21%)
 Total delicate pigment network 60 (14.6%) 4 (3.1%)    
 Peripheral delicate pigment network and central white network 37 (9.0%) 6 (4.6%)    
 Peripheral delicate pigment network and central homogeneous pigmentation 20 (4.8%) 5 (3.8%)    9 (9%)
 Total white network 9 (2.2%) 3 (2.3%)    
 Total homogeneous pigmentation 20 (4.8%) 15 (11.5%)    3 (3%)
 Total white scarlike patch 23 (5.6%) 0    1 (1%)
 Multiple white scarlike patches 24 (5.8%) 5 (3.8%)    16 (16%)
 Peripheral homogeneous pigmentation and central white scarlike patch 30 (7.3%) 10 (7.7%)    2 (2%)
 Peripheral homogeneous pigmentation and central white network 21 (5.1%) 11 (8.5%)    1 (1%)
Atypical
 Multicomponent melanoma-like 25 (6.1%) 38 (29.2%)    20 (20%)
 Vascular tumor-like   21 (16.2%)    
 BCC-like   6 (4.6%)    
 Collision tumor-like   5 (3.8%)    
 Psoriasis-like   3 (2.3%)    
 Globules in scarlike area   3 (2.3%)   20 (38.5%)  
 Linear, irregular crypts     14 (26.9%)  
 Lentigo-like pigment network     12 (23%) 12 (12%)
 Homogeneous blue-gray pigmentation     3 (5.9%)  
 Erythematous homogeneous area surrounding white patch     2 (3.8%)  
 Multiple scarlike structures with pigment network in a patchy distribution (atrophic)     1 (1.9%)  
 Central white patch    42 (84%)   
 Peripheral pigment network    36 (72%)   
 Globule-like structures    22 (44%)   
 Blood vessels    22 (44%)   
 Central pink hue or vascular blush    5 (10%)   
 Peripheral diffuse pink to red to reddish violet halo    14 (28%)   7 (7%)
 Peripheral halo of brown pigmentation    2 (4%)   
  Zaballos et al. [17] (6 cases)     
 Blue violaceous or red bluish homogeneous area with a white linear structure in the center and a delicate light brown pigment network with a few dotted vessels at the periphery 4 Hemosiderotic dermatofibroma     
 Blue yellowish homogeneous pattern with scaly surface in the center of the lesion surrounded by a yellowish homogeneous area at the periphery 1 Hemosiderotic dermatofibroma     
 Red brownish homogeneous area with a delicate light brown pigment network at the periphery with branched streaks and linear irregular dilated vessels in other central areas 1 Aneurysmal dermatofibroma     
 White ring around an ulceration      6 (6%)
 Pink bluish pigmentation with vascularization      Aneurysmal dermatofibroma 7 (7%)
 Pigment network with a ring around follicular openings      Hemosiderotic dermatofibroma 2 (2%)
 Discreet peripheral network and starlike white patch      3 (3%)
  1. BCC Basal cell carcinoma