FIBROUS PAPULE (OF THE NOSE)

By Gary M. White, MD

Fibrous papule of the nose


The fibrous papule of the nose is a relatively common, small, benign papule on the nose of an adult. It may look red or vascular with fine telangiectasias on the surface.

Clinical

This benign condition is commonly mistaken for a small nevus. Typically, a small, 2-4 mm flesh-colored or red, solitary papule occurs on or about the nose.

Treatment

No treatment is needed. A shave biopsy for cosmesis may be done.

Additional Pictures

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A FP, here on the cheek.
Fibrous papule of the cheek

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