It's Just a Growth Spurt


A 38-year-old Latino man self-refers to dermatology for evaluation of a mass on his back that first appeared three years ago. Since then, it has grown steadily. There is no pain or discomfort associated with the lesion, and the patient claims to be quite healthy otherwise. There is no antecedent history for the affected area.

There is a subcutaneous, rubbery mass in the left infrascapular area. It measures 11 x 6 cm. Palpation reveals the lesion to be uniformly smooth and readily mobile. The overlying skin is free of abnormalities and increased warmth.

What is the diagnosis?

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