On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
An. Bras. Dermatol. vol.79 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Mar./Apr. 2004
Márcia Rodrigues Garbin Pereira
Dermatologist, Specialist at "Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia"
The following demonstrative case exhibits the likenesses between a dermatological lesion and photographic images of items found in nature or daily life.
Very common in elderly patients and usually appearing alone, the lesion is a firm nodule with a cupola shape measuring 1 to 2 cm in diameter. The center has a crater with horny material. It develops in a few weeks' time most often on sun-exposed areas and progresses spontaneously for a few months (median: six months). Its spontaneous cure determines a slightly depressed scar.
In the case presented in this paper, the lesion is solitary. It has a cupola shape and measures roughly 4 cm in diameter, 1 cm in height and has no any central horny material on the distal third of the extensor surface of the left arm (Figure 1).
The likeness to the Punica granatum fruit (pomegranate) is very significant indeed (Figure 2). q
in September, 17th of 2002
Approved by the Editorial Council and accepted for publication in December, 12th of 2002
Work done at "Clínica Santa Rita"