Facial angiofibroma

Facial angiofibroma, also known as fibrous papule, is a fairly common skin lesion seen in males and females after puberty.


They represents a focal vascular and collagen growth.

This lesion is usually solitary and located on the nose skin, measuring 1-5 mm. 

There is no hereditary predisposition for this skin lesion. However, multiple angiofibromas, which have a bilaterally symmetrical distribution on face, involving the cheeks, nasolabial folds and chin, have been associated with genetic conditions such as:

Histological variants

There are several histological variants that include

  • hypercellular
  • clear cell
  • pigmented
  • pleomorphic
  • inflammatory
  • granular cell


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Article information

rID: 32120
System: Head & Neck
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Facial angiofibromas
  • Fibrous papule
  • Facial angiofibromata
  • Fibrous papules

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