Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Tufted hemangioma: clinical case and literature review

Abstract Tufted hemangiomas are relatively rare benign vascular proliferations that are congenital or appear during the first years of life. Herein we present an additional case of tufted hemangioma that appeared one year after birth and discuss its…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

"Pseudolymphoma," B-cell type vs. Malignant lymphoma, B-cell type

Malignant neoplasms of B-lymphocytes especially that present themselves usually as papules, nodules, and tumors, sometimes solitary but at other times numerous, and often in clusters on any anatomic site. When “primary,” B-cell lymphomas o…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 6-month-old healthy female Born at 35 weeks gestational age without complications Presents for initial evaluation of a left forehead lesion involving the superior left eyelid Lesion not present at birth Lesion developed at…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyogenic Granuloma

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are “fed” by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punct…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different colo…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Langerhans’ Cell Granulomatosis?

…HX) but this would imply that intraepidermal Langerhans’ cells [LC] or LC in the dermis represent pathologic, or at least, not “normal” cells, which is difficult to accept. If, on the other hand, the LC is considered a specific hist…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

…thelioid melanocytes, exhibiting a pseudo-xanthomatous balloon cell change in their cytoplasm, and pleomorphic vesicular nuclei with nucleoli. These cells did not mature with descent, exhibited 4 mitoses per mm2 and filled the dermis to a depth of 2…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…ocytes 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 cells in a embry…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma?

…(CTCL), also known as mycosis fungoides, consists of malignant cells that resemble mature T cells. Vargo N. Cutaneous malignancies: KA, CTCL, and KS. Dermatol Nurs. 2006;18(3):270,277. New designations for diseases do not always represent an advanc…