Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma: face

Case contributed by Dr Javier Salguero


Slow growing face nodular mass. No history of trauma, cellulitis or pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Female

CT slices in coronal and axial views show an asymmetric nodular growth of the right face dense to subcutaneous tissue but with no apparent borders or a true mass. It has no rich enhancement and has no involvement with adjacent structures.  At clinical evaluation, the growth was associated with yellowish-brown plaques and nodules that created the facial asymmetry. 

Case Discussion

Biopsy confirmed necrobiotic xanthogranuloma.

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Case information

rID: 29549
Published: 5th Jun 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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