Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

Overview Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) results from endothelial cell proliferation caused by infection with human herpesvirus 8 and occurs in four settings: classic KS, African (endemic) KS, immunosuppressive-associated KS, and AIDS-associated KS. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…sions are often mistaken for non-melanoma skin cancers (either basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas). Unlike those cutaneous malignancies, CNH is a benign entity. Pain is a critical feature, as CNH is invariably symptomatic, though patients may not…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Metastatic carcinoma from a breast vs. Morpheiform basal-cell carcinoma

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…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

…40:1485–9. Giacomel J, Zalaudek I. Dermoscopy of superficial basal cell carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31:1710–3. Sanchez-Martin J, Vázquez-López F, Perez-Oliva N, et al. Dermoscopy of small basal cell carcinoma: study of 100 lesions 5 mm or less…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…, 1991; Third Series, Fascicle 1:126-127. The development of basal cell carcinoma within a naevus sebaceous of Jadassohn (NSJ) has commonly been reported. Ball EA, Hussain M, Moss AL. Squamous-cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinoma arising in a na…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

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

…cal hypothesis. Patient: 21-year-old female with a superficial basal cell carcinoma in pubic region diagnosed after histological step sections and treated with topical imiquimod. Conclusions: Although very rare, basal cell carcinomas do occur in youn…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Trichoepithelioma vs. Infundibulocystic basal-cell carcinoma

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…