A dermatofibroma is a firm fibrous lump in the skin, often slightly darker in colour than the surrounding area and most frequently found on the legs. These are benign lesions (non-cancerous). Dermatofibromas are often itchy and feel quite firm and are similar in appearance to flesh-coloured moles. They most often cause problems by becoming ‘nicked’ and bleeding whilst shaving.

Dermatofibromas can be removed by either shave or elliptical excision.

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