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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Extramammary Paget’s Disease and Mammary Paget’s Disease

Extramammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins within the epidermis and presents itself clinically as a patch or a subtle plaque that extends centrifugally for many years before becoming a readily discernible thick plaque, a…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mammary Paget’s

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Cysts and Cystic Hamartomas

Papules, nodules, and tumors that, on gross examination, are usually skin colored and, on histopathologic examination, consist of an epithelium-lined sac that contains fluid, cells, or both in the case of true cysts and of cysts that are associated…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nevus Sebaceus

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…(HS) is a chronic inflammatory process affecting skin bearing apocrine glands; the groin, axillae, and inframammary areas are typically involved. The classic lesions of HS include cysts, nodules, sinus tracts, and inflamed abscesses. In rare cases, l…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Apocrine Miliaria?

…t gland, but it would seem necessary to expand the concept of miliaria to include disturbances arising from the retention and extravasation of apocrine sweat. Accordingly, we suggest the name apocrine miliaria for Fox-Fordyce disease. Apocrine miliar…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syringoma

A benign neoplasm of apocrine ductal nature within the upper half of the dermis that manifests itself clinically as tiny, smooth, skin-colored, round or oblong papules that usually are situated in periorbital skin, but may be seen on other sites, su…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Basal Cell Carcinoma

…cells analogous to those that compose the folliculosebaceous-apocrine germ in an embryo and that usually manifests clinically as a papule or nodule which may become ulcerated. On the basis of clinico-pathologic correlation, five distinctive types of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Apocrine Units

…order of the lumen. (x7500) (Courtesy of Ken Hashimoto, M.D.) Apocrine units do not play an important role in inflammatory diseases of the skin. Even Fox-Fordyce disease, referred to often as “apocrine miliaria,” is not analogous to true…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eccrine, Apocrine, and Apoeccrine Sweat Glands?

…sweat gland. This type of gland shows a segmental or diffuse apocrinelike dilatation of its secretory tubule but has a long and thin duct, which does not open into a hair follicle. The electron microscopy of its distal segment is often indistinguish…

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