Search Results for: elastophagocytosis

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Actinic Granuloma?

…opathologically by granulomatous inflammation associated with elastophagocytosis, i.e., ingestion of elastotic fibers by macrophages. O’Brien, and some students of the subject subsequent, remarked that the lesions clinical resembled those of gr…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…e presence of elastotic material in histiocytes, i.e., “elastophagocytosis”; it can be observed in any granulomatous process that occurs in skin damaged badly by sunlight, e.g., granuloma annulare that when associated with elastophagocyto…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…poidica + Histiocytes, some of them at times with evidence of elastophagocytosis, in company with a sparse infiltrate of lymphocytes in interstitial array in foci = Mycosis fungoides, interstitial type + Lymphocytes, some of them abnormal, and countl…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…uloma annulare The presence of elastic fibers in histiocytes (elastophagocytosis), as shown here, is not a finding that has import diagnostic in itself. When it occurs in histiocytes of granuloma annulare, the diagnosis still is granuloma annulare an…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…gs of it histopathologic are those of granuloma annulare, the elastophagocytosis claimed to be characteristic of it being expected in any granulomatous process that occurs on skin damaged severely by sunlight. Error: Actinic prurigo and Hutchison&#82…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Actinic granuloma

…hagocytize the degenerated elastic fibers, a process known as elastophagocytosis. There is an absence of necrobiosis, such as facial necrobiosis lipoidica, or mucinosis, such as GA or sarcoid-like granuloma in the dermis at the solar elastosis level…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Kimura’s disease

…ic analogous to those of granular cellularity, flame figures, elastophagocytosis, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, focal acantholytic dyskeratosis, and epithelial mucinosis, they being the dominant element overwhelmingly in so-called angiolymphoid hyper…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…giant cells) are present episodically in the infiltrate; and elastophagocytosis by histiocytes is notable sometimes. When histiocytes are disposed in interstitial array in patches of mycosis fungoides, it may be exceedingly difficult to differentiat…