By Gary M. White, MD
A nodule with a groove overlying the ear.
Acanthoma fissuratum is a thickening of the skin where the glasses sit.
A papule, nodule or thickening of the skin overlying the ear where the glasses sit is characteristic. A groove exists along the contact point between the glasses and skin.
The lesion may resemble a basal cell carcinoma and any suspicious lesion should be biopsied. Otherwise, no treatment is needed.
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