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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 14, Issue 3, April 2015 pp 531-533

Research Article

Zosteriform cutaneous leiomyoma relieved with topical nitroglycerine

Loknath Ghoshal1, Saumen Nandi2, Soumya Kundu3, Souvik Ray4, Falguni Mandi5

{1Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology} {2Assistant Professor, 5RMO cum Clinical Ttutor, Department of Chest Medicine}

NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA.

3Demonstrator, Department of Pathology, Midnapore Medical College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, INDIA.

4Assistant Professor, Department of Chest Medicine, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, INDIA.

Cutaneous leiomyomas (CL) are one of the painful benign tumors of the skin arising out of smooth muscle. CLs are reddish brown to skin colored firm nodules and may be single or multiple depending on site of occurrence. Zosteriform distribution is rare to occur. The cause of pain has been argued upon; however the pain may be severe and exacerbated on cold weather and pressure. The treatment, when surgical is met often with recurrence. Various pain- alleviating measures have been used; we report herein a case of zosteriform CL not only for its rarity, but also to share our experience with a compounded nitroglycerine cream to much success.