Girl Faces Down Lesion


The lesion on this 8-year-old girl’s face was first noted about a year ago. Recently, however, it has started to grow, prompting her parents to consult the child’s primary care provider (PCP). The lesion is completely asymptomatic but nonetheless concerning to the parents and to the PCP, who has no idea what it could be. He therefore refers them to dermatology.

The child is otherwise healthy. There is no family history of chronic or inheritable disease.

The lesion is a 2-cm subcutaneous firm round mass located along the superior aspect of the right jawline. The only overlying skin change is a bluish discoloration. No surface punctum is seen. No other lesions are seen or felt on examination of the rest of the head and neck.

What is the diagnosis?

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