Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Keratoacanthomatous verruca vulgaris Verrucous keratoacanthoma 1. Mostly exophytic 1. Mostly endophytic 2. Shallow central crater 2. Deep central crater 3. Smooth border of rete ridges 3. Jagged outline of rete ridges 4. Individual rete ri…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

Abstract Following the first descriptions of the dermatoscopic pattern of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) that go back to the very early years of dermatoscopy, the list of dermatoscopic criteria associated with BCC has been several times updated and rene…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Incontinentia pigmenti

Incontinentia pigmenti Synonyms Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Lesions in females at birth. Practically never in boys. Distribution of lesions Trunk and extremities Arrangement of lesions Linear, streaks, and whorls…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

A verrucous plaque on the lower leg

Quiz case A 52-year-old male patient from South Africa presented with a lesion on his lower left leg extending from the ankle to just below the knee that has been present for twenty years. The lesion first developed as a verrucous nodule close to th…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

A proliferation of keratocytes that simulates squamous-cell carcinoma and authentic squamous-cell carcinoma itself have findings histopathologic in common, including epithelial cells that cornify, nuclei of epithelial cells that are not entirely typ…