Author: Assoc Prof Patrick Emanuel, Dermatopathologist, Auckland, New Zealand, 2013.
Calcifying aponeurotic fibromas present at a young age on the hands and feet, as small nodular or infiltrative masses.
Histology of calcifying aponeurotic fibroma
In calcifying aponeurotic fibroma, sections show an irregularly shaped dense mass of fibrous tissue with foci of calcification (figures 1, 2). The fibrous tissue is quite cellular and appears to infiltrate the surrounding adipose tissue (figure 1).