Published online Feb 2, 2013. doi: 10.5314/wjd.v2.i1.8
Revised: January 18, 2013
Accepted: January 29, 2013
Published online: February 2, 2013
Core tip: Progressive nodular fibrosis of the skin is a rare condition characterized by asymptomatic, reddish-brown nodules resembling hypertrophic scars. Histology shows abundance of spindle-shaped dermal fibroblasts. It is mandatory to achieve a correct diagnosis.