Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

Abstract A case of balloon cell melanoma encountered in a primary care skin cancer practice in Melbourne, Australia is presented. The presenting lesion was 6 mm in diameter, ulcerated, non-pigmented and without any algorithmic clues to melanoma. How…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…ue-gray corneocytes of the inner sheath, and, episodically as pale or clear cells of outer sheath, as well as epidermal epithelium like that of the infundibulum. All of this comes about because trichoblasts are abnormal equivalents of germinative cel…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma?

…s fungoides’ and replace it with peripheral cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).” Santa Cruz DJ, Hurt MA. Neoplasms of the skin. In: Sternberg SS, ed. Diagnostic Surgical Pathology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Raven Press, 1994:94. Cutaneous T-c…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

…E, Longo C, et al. The ‘signature’ pattern of multiple Basal cell carcinomas. Arch Dermatol 2012;148:1106. Rosendahl C, Cameron A, Argenziano G, et al. Dermoscopy of squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthoma. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148:1386–92. L…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Adult T-cell leukemia/Lymphoma

Adult T-cell leukemia/Lymphoma Presentation stereotypical Age and sex No predilection for sex. Middle-aged individuals from southern Japan and Caribbean Islands. Distribution of lesions Widespread Arrangement Scattered discrete lesions Individual le…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Langerhans cell histiocytosis-a case report

…t the right side of the section (H&E, x20). (B) Band-like cellular infiltrate in the superficial and middle dermis. The intense pink areas correspond to clusters of eosinophils and the paler pink areas correspond to groups of abnormal Langerhans…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

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

Abstract Background: Basal cell carcinoma usually occurs in sun exposed areas of older male individuals. Objectives: To emphasize the importance of histological step sections in the pursuit of the correct diagnosis when microscopic findings do not…