Neurofibroma with clear cell change.
Cutaneous clear cell proliferations and degenerative change have been seen in a variety of entities including nevi, dermatofibromas, fibrous papules, atypical fibroxanthomas, basal cell carcinomas, and squamous cell carcinomas, to name a few. However, there have been no reports of clear cells within neurofibromas. We received a biopsy and excision from a 61-year-old man with a papule on his right lateral clavicle. The initial biopsy showed a proliferation of clear cells that stained positive with S-100 and focally with CD68. A clear cell granular cell tumor was favored. Subsequent excision showed the same population of clear cells as seen on the initial biopsy. Interestingly, a neurofibroma was also present immediately beneath the clear cells with areas of transition. A p75 stain highlighted both populations of cells. This is the first case of neurofibroma with clear cells reported in the literature. We postulate that the clear cells are due to degenerative change.
Puri, PK; Tyler, WB; Ferringer, TC
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