Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Other tumors of skin
Inflammatory pseudotumor

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 October 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2001-2016,, Inc.

PubMed search: cutaneous inflammatory pseudotumor

Cite this page: Inflammatory pseudotumor. website. Accessed October 28th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Initially described in skin in 1990 (Am J Surg Pathol 1990;14:764)
  • Not a well defined entity - controversial if it represents an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
Case Reports
Clinical Images
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Brown palpable indurated nodule with rough surface on upper back

Gross Description
  • Small, deep dermal nodule
Micro Description
  • Central fibrosis and hyalinized vascular center with plasma cells and lymphoid follicles
  • Usually spares epidermis
Micro Images
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Various images