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Dermatofibroma Removal and Treatment Abroad

Details of leading clinics and hospitals performing Dermatofibroma Removal to foreign patients.

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

The medical-surgical dermatology and STD department at Vithas Xanit International Hospital runs diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment on all cutaneous-mucous pathologies and sexually transmitted diseases as well as normal skin maintenance using the latest dermo-cosmetic treatment.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özdemir

Dermatology Specialist

Dr. Mavişe Yüksel

Dermatology Specialist

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Hospital General de Catalunya

External consultation: visits for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up to all types of patients. Dermatological surgery of benign lesions and tumor lesions. Mohs microbial surgery. Laser for pigmented lesions and tattoos, laser for the elimination of skin vascular lesions.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

All skin problems are within our field. All the symptoms and changes on the skin fall within the domain of dermatologists.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid has 54,000 square meters in a unique building, which unites its practical nature with the comfort of patients and relatives. Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid offers 39 medical-surgical specialties

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

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About Dermatofibroma Removal

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is a Dermatofibroma?

It is a small benign skin growth. It occurs when there is an overgrowth of the fibrous tissues which are located in the skin’s deeper layer. Dermatofibromas can occur anywhere on the body but are mostly fund on lower legs, upper arms and back. It is also called histiocytoma, fibrous histiocytoma, and histiocytoma or sclerosing hemangioma. Dermatofibroma appears as a red, gray, pink or brown mass and the color may change over time. It feels like a hard mass and when the sides are pinched the growths center dimples inwards.


Features of Dermatofibroma
  • There is little or no pain
  • Itchiness and tenderness although this is rare
  • It occurs as one although in rare cases the nodules may be multiple
  • The nodule is small and firm
  • The bumps may change color over time
  • They normally appear on the lower legs but can be found on upper arms or torso
  • When pinched or laterally compressed they dimple inward
  • They appear darker in people with dark skin
  • The surface of the bump can be shiny, scaly or dull
  • Reddish brown bump
  • Usually, they are 3-10mm in size
  • They may burst and bleed when irritated

Risk factors
  • Gender: Women are at more risk of developing dermatofibroma than men.
  • Age: Dermatofibroma is seen in adults and rare in children.

Causes
    The exact cause is not known but some of the cases may be:
  • A minor skin injury such as an abrasion or cut
  • Cellular changes resulting in an overproduction of cells
  • Folliculitis; an inflammation of one or more of your hair follicles
  • A benign skin tumor of unknown cause
  • An insect bite

Diagnosis
  • A dermatologist will visually examine the bump and gently squeeze the sides to see f it causes a dimple in the center.
  • If the doctor suspects cancer, he may perform a biopsy.

Dermatofibroma removal
    The bump may go away on its own. It is not self-limiting ad no medical treatment has been found to be effective. If the growth is visible and bothersome you may choose to have it removed. Since the bump is in the skin’s deeper layer excision is required. Surgical removal usually leaves a permanent scar.
  • Cryosurgery: This procedure involves the dermatologist applying a cooling agent to the nodule. The commonly used cooling agent is liquid nitrogen. This procedure freezes the upper part of the growth. However, after some time the bump reoccurs requiring additional treatment. This treatment leaves a noticeable scar because the dermatofibroma is deep in the skin.
  • Surgical excision: This surgical procedure excises the dermatofibroma below the skin surface where it grows. The scar is very noticeable and it may appear more unattractive then the dermatofibroma as it is larger than the dermatofibroma. In addition, this method only gets rid of the top cells and thus the dermatofibroma may grow back after some period of time.
  • Carbon dioxide laser treatment: This is an effective way of removing dermatofibroma. It removes the top layers of the affected skin with a low risk of creating a scar as compared to surgery. The laser heats the skins deeper layer which encourages the production of collagen protein to help repair damaged skin.

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