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Image Number 238 (Colloid milium)

 
Morphology:
Papules,yellow

Diagnosis: Colloid milium

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 56

Type: Clinical

Description: Close up of papules

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: After many years of sun exposure this man developed these grouped yellow papules under the skin on sun exposed areas.They represent degraded elastic tissue and appear histologically as amorphous eosinophilic material deposited in the superficial dermis.If the overlying epidermis is lasered the colloid milium can be literally wiped away.Healing occurs with hypopigmentation.

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