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Image Number 2131 (Colloid milium)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Colloid milium

Site: Cheek

Sex: F

Age: 52


Description: Small translucent papules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A middle-aged woman presented with asymptomatic, translucent flesh-colored to slightly yellow 1- to 3-mm papules affected mainly the cheeks. Other sun-exposed sites were not involved. Adult colloid mllium may be considered a papular variant of solar elastosis. The colloid material is derived from elastic fibers, and solar elastosis is found adjacent to the areas of colloid degeneration histologically. 

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