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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fibrous Papule of the Face and Analogues of It

A hamartoma of mostly follicular elements that presents itself clinically as a firm, skin-colored papule. It usually occurs on the nose, but it can occur anywhere on the face. When solitary, or few, the lesion is termed “fibrous papule,” b…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp. A papule of it tends to become a plaque, a nodule, a tum…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

Key Points The therapy of malignant melanoma is determined by the histopathologic features (tumor thickness, depth of invasion, ulceration, regression, mitotic index), by the location of the tumor, by the presence of regional or distant metastases,…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Benign and Malignant Cells?

…ll booster. Rather than trying to kll the highly dysplastic or malignant cells directly, a benign cell booster increases the fitness of the more benign cells, which may be either normal or benign clones, so that they may outcompete more advanced or m…

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