Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

Adnexal Tumors Both benign and malignant tumors may arise from the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). Treatment First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgica…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Trichodiscoma Related to the Hair Disk and Merkel-Cell Neoplasm to Merkel Cells?

…ound a nodule consisting of the very same stroma as is seen in fibrofolliculoma, the lesion then known as trichodiscoma has come into being. In short, trichodiscoma and fibrofolliculoma are simply different names for the same hamartoma at different s…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Tricho-, pilo-, folliculo- ?

…f hair, rather than fracturing of it, as is actually the case. Fibrofolliculoma and trichodiscoma are different names for the same hamartoma at different stages in development of it. At an early stage the hamartoma is named fibrofolliculoma; later th…