Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…them, among those being “Civatte bodies,” “colloid bodies,” “hyaline bodies,” “apoptotic bodies,” “sunburn cells,” and “satellite cells.” Click image to enlarge. + Homogenous eo…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Myxoma?

…ine differentiation, namely, mucinous carcinoma of the scalp (colloid carcinoma), mucin dominates overwhelmingly over components epithelial. The term myxoma is not appropriate for any of these benign or malignant neoplasms because none of them truly…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…e Jagged acanthosis Necrotic keratocytes (Civatte bodies, colloid bodies, apoptotic bodies) at the dermoepidermal junction, above that interface, and below it in the papillary dermis Vacuolar alteration at the dermoepidermal junction Dense, b…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

…collagen in the papillary dermis 11. Necrotic keratocytes (colloid bodies, Civatte bodies, “apoptotic” cells) common 11. No necrotic keratocytes usually, but not always 12. Perivascular infiltrate superficial only 12. Perivascular in…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…pected, necrotic keratocytes (Civatte bodies, hyaline bodies, colloid bodies, apoptotic cells) are seen often in lichen planus-like keratosis. Sometimes the pink globules are present in the papillary dermis, too. It would seem correct, therefore, to…