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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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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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