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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nevus Sebaceus

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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.

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…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different colo…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Initial Evaluation

…rential diagnosis Photoallergic / phototoxic contact dermatitis Melanosis of Riehl’s (likely a photo-distributed contact dermatitis) Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Hori (mainly in Asians) Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Halo Phenomenon?

“This study supports the concept that the halo nevus should not be regarded as a single clinicopathological entity, but rather that the halo phenomenon occurs in a wide spectrum of nevus types exhibiting a wide spectrum of histological atypia…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

…occur as shallow, rounded ulcers, with an inflammatory rim or halo, often with a pseudomembrane, which can fade from yellow/green to gray over time. The ulcers preferentially affect nonkeratinized mucosal surfaces, such as the labial or buccal mucosa…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blue Nevus?

“Two forms [of blue nevus] exist, the rare being termed ‘cellular blue naevus.’ In the common variety bipolar and dendritic melanocytes lie singly or in masses in the dermis. . . . The cellular type is composed of the same element…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus?

“Strictly speaking, the term nevus denotes any congenital lesion of skin. Nevocellular nevus, however, refers to any congenital or acquired neoplasm of melanocytes.” Murphy GF, Mihm MC. The skin. In: Pathologic Basis of Disease. 6th ed…

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