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

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…

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…

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…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

Lichen simplex chronicus and hypertrophic lichen planus are both responses to persistent, vigorous rubbing. In fact, lichen simplex chronicus results entirely from rubbing what at first was normal skin, in contrast to hypertrophic lichen planus whic…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Lichen simplex chronicus vs. Hypertrophic lichen planus

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…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) and a superficial response to an assault by an arthropod are inflammatory diseases that share many features clinical and findings histopathologic. When viewed through a conventional micros…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphadenosis benigna cutis

Lymphadenosis benigna cutis Synonyms Borrelial pseudolymphoma Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex Distribution of lesions Localized usually to an ear lobe, the nose, a nipple or areola, or the scrotum; lesions on the ear ar…