Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…in a benign fashion as is expected of a vascular malformation. Angiosarcomas, on the other hand, even when ablated by “wide and deep” excisions, usually cause death by metastases. The Stewart-Treves syndrome is angiosarcoma (presumably ly…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Confusing Terms (to be Avoided Scrupulously)

APOPTOSIS [Gk. apo- (away from) + ptosis (a falling)]: Reputed to be a specific type of cell death in which dead cells are said to undergo fragmentation by implosion with subsequent phagocytosis of nuclear debris (Fig. 3.40). The process is claimed…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphedema

Lymphedema Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults usually, women more than men Distribution of lesions Distal extremities, legs more than arms; genitalia episodically Arrangement of lesions Diffuse involvement of parts, e.g., elephantiasis In…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Glomangiosarcoma in the shoulder of a 51-year-old man

Abstract Glomangiosarcoma is a very rare type of soft tissue neoplasm. Here we report such a case in the shoulder of a 51-year-old man. Case report A 51-year-old white Hispanic man presented with a pruritic lesion on the back of his left shoulder. H…