Dermatofibromas (benign skin tumours)

A dermatofibroma (histiocytoma) is a common benign brown spot on the skin.

A dermatofibroma is often thought of as a mole, but it is not. A fibroma is somewhat greyer brown and less sharply defined than a mole. They are firm to the touch, often somewhat dome-shaped raised swellings that are anchored in the skin.

These fibroids are often found on arms and legs. Dermatofibromas are slightly more common in women than in men.


Your doctor will discuss the treatment options with you.

Last modified on 6 July 2022


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