Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Metastasizing Dermatofibroma?

…a term that ends in -oma, such as leiomyoma, neurofibroma, or hemangioma, denotes a neoplasm. In actuality, dermatofibroma is a type of fibrosing inflammation that has no potential whatsoever for metastasis. The determination that dermatofibroma is a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Kimura’s disease

…ibed, referred to imprecisely as those of “histiocytoid hemangioma,” represent a pattern histopathologic analogous to those of granular cellularity, flame figures, elastophagocytosis, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, focal acantholytic dyske…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…age of dermatofibroma also has been referred to as sclerosing hemangioma, a misnomer because it is not a hemangioma and early in the course of it never is sclerosing. A papule occurs on a lower extremity especially, particularly in women, and in time…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Colors Stereotypical for Diseases Specific?

…rance of lymphangiomas and for the cherry red in that type of hemangioma known inaccurately as “senile.” It is important that dermatologists be alert to the effect of color of normal skin on the color of lesions cutaneous. For example, le…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…es them to be confused at times with vascular lesions such as hemangioma and pyogenic granuloma (20% of specimens). In only 14% of specimens submitted to our laboratory was a Spitz’s nevus actually considered in the differential diagnosis clini…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Histiocytoses?

…to fibrosis. Other terms for histiocytoma, such as sclerosing hemangioma, dermatofibroma, and subepidermal nodular fibrosis, emphasize particular attributes morphologic that appear during the life of the lesion. During the granulomatous stage of derm…