Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphadenosis benigna cutis

…ar are encountered in children especially, and lesions on the breast are met with in adults mostly; any cutaneous site may be affected. Arrangement of lesions Begins in most instances at the site of a tick “bite;” sometimes present at the…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Macular and papular (lichenoid) amyloidosis-Cutaneous solely

…ommon in the interscapular region, but also seen on the arms, breasts, and buttocks; the papular form (lichen amyloidosis) occurring on the pretibial region especially, sometimes also involving arms and, at times, widespread. Papules develop subseque…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Borderline, Minimal Deviation, and Nevoid Melanomas?

…They are also commonly manifested as papillary lesions of the breast.” Reed RJ. Minimal deviation melanoma. In: Mihm MC, Murphy GF, Kaufman N, eds. Pathobiology and Recognition of Malignant Melanoma. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1988:…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Thrombophlebitis

…17;s disease is thrombophlebitis in a superficial vein in the breast of a woman. Phlebothrombosis is thrombosis of a superficial or deep vein devoid of signs of inflammation. Varicose thrombophlebitis implies evidence clinical of chronic venous insuf…

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Wide and Deep Excision for Melanoma?

…y malignant neoplasm in every organ. Witness carcinoma of the breast. It is apparent now that there is no need for radical mastectomy; lumpectomy is just as effective. It took nearly 100 years for surgeons to appreciate that and almost as long for th…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…h geometric outlines represent particles of polyurethane in a breast implant, those particles having been responsible largely for eliciting this granulomatous foreign body reaction. Note also the silicone in the form of tiny vacuoles in macrophages….

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Epidemic of Melanoma?

…ut epidemics of cancers in the past few decades, among those, breast, prostate, and testes. What happened to those epidemics? The same that will be the case for melanoma, to wit, they all faded away. Last, an epidemic of melanoma can be created by sk…

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Mycosis Fungoides—Increasing in Incidence?

…n the buttocks, thighs, flexural surfaces, and, in women, the breasts. Histopathologically, patches and subtle plaques are typified in the upper part of the dermis by patchy lichenoid infiltrates of lymphocytes associated with wiry bundles of collage…