Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Myxoma?

“myxoma (milk – s ? m?) [myxo - + G. -oma, tumor]. A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mes…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Protecting the patient is our protection

Optimization and securing of medical practices and procedures has always been very challenging in medicine. However, the real-life clinical settings continue to pose various hazards that may lead medical professionals to unintended mistakes. Patholo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Silica granuloma

Silica granuloma Presentation stereotypical Age and sex No predilection Distribution of lesions On exposed sites usually Individual lesions Papules and nodules Course Protracted because the foreign body persists in the skin Findings histopathologic…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Apocrine mixed tumor vs. Eccrine mixed tumor

An inflammatory process caused by superficial fungi, i.e., fungi situated superficially in the cornified layer and in other cornified structures, and expressed clinically as smooth-surfaced papules, scaly papules, scaly plaques, nodules, pustules, v…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Tricho-, pilo-, folliculo- ?

“pilo- [L. pilus]. Combining form indicating hair. . . . tricho- [Gr. thrix, trichas, hair]. A prefix denoting a relationship to hair. . . . follicle- [L. folliculus, little bag]. A small secretory sac or cavity.” Tabers Cyclopedic Me…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Letter to the Editor

In reply to “To count or not to count-that is the question” Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the editorial by Almut BÖer-Auer entitled, “To count or not to count-that is the question!” [1] and the subsequent survey abo…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

Abstract An 11-year-old girl presented to our department with a blue-gray papule approximately 4 mm in diameter. We suspected that it was a blue nevus or a pigmented Reed/Spitz nevus. On dermoscopic observation, the lesion showed homogeneous black-b…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Sebaceous Epithelioma?

“Sebaceous epithelioma or sebaceoma. . . Sebaceous epithelioma, in contrast to sebaceous adenoma, grows in irregular masses and does not contain as many mature sebaceous cells.” Hashimoto K, Lever WF. Tumors of skin. In: Fitzpatrick TB…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

Objective Although conflicting with the concept of nevi being hamartomas, to date, Spitz and Reed nevi have been regarded as acquired melanocytic nevi, whereas many other types have already been accepted as being congenital. Here, the reader will fi…