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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Metastasizing Dermatofibroma?

…nfiltrate, made up mostly of histiocytes mostly, is dense; much later, in terminal throes, the infiltrate composed of mostly fibrocytes is sparse. Biologically, a papule or nodule of dermatofibroma tends to shrink in time and to become flat or even…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…histiocytes ingest hemosiderin and lipid, and, therefore, the term histiocytoma has been employed. When both histiocytes and fibrocytes are numerous, the lesion sometimes is called a fibrous histiocytoma. To very old lesions in which fibrocytes are…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

…al, spindled, and wavy cells in company with fibrillary bundles of collagen arranged often in short interlacing fascicles 5. Fibrocytes insinuated between markedly thickened collagen bundles at the periphery of the lesion 5. Perineural fibrocytes

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

…llel to the epidermis; some fibrocytes aggregated in fascicles in the stroma subtly mucinous throughout the entire dermis 7. Fibrocytes oval, spindle-shaped, and stellate 7. Fibrocytes oval and spindle-shaped; not stellate 8. No apparent increase in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Scleromyxedema

…ify as an inflammatory disease because at no stage in the course chronological of it are there inflammatory cells other than fibrocytes. In brief, the earliest changes in scleromyxedema, known also as papular mucinosis and lichen myxedematous, are…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Persistent light reaction

…apillary dermis thickened also by coarse bundles of collagen disposed in vertical streaks Plump, stellate, and multinucleate fibrocytes in the thickened papillary dermis Acanthosis, sometimes unevenly psoriasiform Slight spongiosis in foci sometimes…