Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Linear sebaceous hyperplasia on the chest

…mination of the biopsied lesions established the diagnosis of sebaceous hyperplasia (SH) (Figure 1D). Based on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological findings, the final diagnosis was linear SH on the chest. Figure 1. Case 1. (A)…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Dermatoscopic pattern of digital mucous cyst: report of three cases

Abstract Digital mucous cysts are benign ganglion cysts of the digits typically located on the dorsal aspect of the interphalangeal joint and distal phalanx of the digits. Usually the clinical diagnosis is straightforward, though sometimes it may mi…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nevus Sebaceus

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibroma

An inflammatory process that develops secondary to trauma, usually in the form of a penetrating injury or rupture of a follicle, and that proceeds through stages of granulation tissue with numerous extravasated erythrocytes, granulomatous inflammati…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…istiocytes around hairs and other contents of an infundibular cyst = Granulomatous panniculitis secondary to rupture of an epidermal (infundibular) cyst┬áThe contents of an infundibular cyst, i.e., squames, sebaceous secretion, bacteria, yeasts, and m…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Infundibulo-folliculo-sebaceous cystic hamartoma Steatocystoma 1. Situated mostly in the dermis as a rule; sometimes also the subcutaneous fat 1. Situated in either the dermis or the subcutaneous fat, or both together 2. Cyst does not “p…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Embryologic Development

…the isthmus of the hair follicle, actually is not part of the folliculosebaceous unit, but is epidermis, that particular epithelium being divisible morphologically in two parts continuous with each other, that is, surface and infundibular. The apocri…