Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma of the nose without paraproteinemia

Nagisa Kunikata, Katsuko Kikuchi, Akira Hashimoto, Hachiro Tagami

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We report a 65-year-old Japanese woman who presented with a nodule on the nose near the left eye. Histological examination of the totally resected lesion revealed the typical features of necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (NXG). However, her laboratory investigation revealed no paraproteinemia. We believe that the present case represents a cutaneous variant of NXG without accompaniment of paraproteinemia or any systemic involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-812
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov


  • Cholesterol clefts
  • Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (NXG)
  • No paraproteinemia
  • Palisading granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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