Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Infundibulo-folliculo-sebaceous cystic hamartoma and steatocystoma are both cystic hamartomas. Neither is simply a cyst because the structures that comprise each of them are not mere epithelium-lined sacs that house fluid or solid elements, but are…

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Tricho-, pilo-, folliculo- ?

…folliculoma 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 the same process is called trichodiscoma. Although an infundibulum of…

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Fibromatoses?

“Benign tumors and tumor-like proliferations Fibromatoses Fibroma molle Nonmetastasizing fibrosarcomas Desmoid tumor Keloid Cicatricial fibromatosis Palmar fibromatosis (fibroma or pseudotumor of Dupuytren’s contracture) Plantar fibroma…

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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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Inverted Follicular Keratosis, Tricholemmoma, and Desmoplastic Tricholemmoma?

…-151. “Cowden’s disease also is known as multiple hamartoma syndrome or multiple hamartoma and neoplasia syndrome. It has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance with high penetrance and is characterized by hamartomas of ectodermal,…

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Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

“Nevus sebaceus may be ‘programmed’ for or susceptible to the eventual development of a variety of neoplasms that generally occur in adulthood. The most common of these is basal cell carcinoma, which develops in 5% to 7% of the l…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…m of the skin and the commonest neoplasm to develop within the hamartoma named badly nevus sebaceus (it is a hamartoma with abnormalities of many elements of the skin, not simply ones sebaceous). In actuality, squamous-cell carcinoma is a thousand ti…