*Skin condition most commonly affecting the nose
*Exact cause is unknown
*Consists of a small, shiny bump, which is firm and may have a hair at its center
Fibrous papules are small firm bumps most commonly found on the nose. They are often flesh colored, and may appear less commonly on other areas of the face. Papules will remain unchanged over the lifetime of the affected person.
Differential Diagnosis (Other conditions with similar appearance)
Small Basal cell carcinoma
*Initial diagnosis based on appearance of the lesion
*Biopsy will be performed to confirm diagnosis and rule out similar-appearing conditions
Fibrous papules are initially diagnosed based on the appearance of the lesion. A biopsy will be performed to confirm diagnosis and rule out similar-appearing malignant conditions.
*Does not require treatment
*May be removed for cosmetic reasons
As fibrous papules are harmless, no treatment of the lesion or affected area is required. The lesion may be removed by surgical means (excision, shaving or electrosurgery) if the affected person desires its removal due to cosmetic concerns.