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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…on the skin, up to 1.0 cm in size, and of a color different from that of the surrounding normal skin. A larger analogue of a macule is called a patch (Fig. 3.24). A macule can result from pigmentary abnormalities, such as increased melanin in the…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Lentigo Maligna?

…synonymy, indicate rampant confusion about the fundamental nature of that process. If it were understood that that pigmented macule or patch represented a malignant neoplasm of melanocytes, i.e., melanoma, then Hutchinson, and all of the authors who…

A case of a superficial spreading melanoma in situ diagnosed via digital dermoscopic monitoring with high dynamic range conversion

A case of a superficial spreading melanoma in situ diagnosed via digital dermoscopic monitoring with high dynamic range conversion

…by newly trained dermoscopists [4]. Case report A 48-year-old Japanese woman presented with a 6-month history of a pigmented macule on her left chest. Her family history was unremarkable, but her medical history indicated the excision of a facial…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…spongiosis = Pityriasis alba On the basis of the findings pictured at high magnification, it would be difficult to exclude a macule/patch of mycosis fungoides. Because spongiotic changes are present in so few loci and there are no elongated mounds…

Saved by step sections: an unusual presentation of basal cell carcinoma

Saved by step sections: an unusual presentation of basal cell carcinoma

…nly one case reported it to occur in the pubic region [9]. We describe a young female patient with an enlarging erythematous macule on the pubic region that was diagnosed as superficial basal cell carcinoma. There was no clinical suspicion of…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dermatofibroma?

…d biologically, dermatofibroma fulfills criteria for an inflammatory, rather than a neoplastic, process. It begins as a pink macule that quickly becomes a red papule and sometimes even a red or purple nodule. In time the domed lesion becomes brown,…