Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…hat generally occur in adulthood. The most common of these is basal cell carcinoma, which develops in 5% to 7% of the lesions.” Murphy GF, Elder DE. Benign tumors with pilosebaceous differentiation. In: Atlas of tumor pathology: non-melanocytic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

…crease in the risk of internal malignancy, especially ovarian carcinoma in women. Appropriate screening is required for all adult DM patients, at the time of diagnosis and at regular intervals, even those patients with amyopathic DM. A myopathy resem…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…onding to conventional therapy should be biopsied to rule out carcinoma in situ (erythroplasia). Since the diagnosis of balanitis is nonspecific, therapeutic strategy differs depending on the suspected or demonstrated clinical diagnosis. Treatment Er…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

…the dermatoscopic and histopathological features of pigmented basal cell carcinoma. J Eur Acad Dermatol .Venereol 2010;24:1317–25. Bastiaens MT, Hoefnagel JJ, Bruijn JA, et al. Differences in age, site distribution, and sex between nodular and supe…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Saved by step sections: an unusual presentation of basal cell carcinoma

Abstract Background: Basal cell carcinoma usually occurs in sun exposed areas of older male individuals. Objectives: To emphasize the importance of histological step sections in the pursuit of the correct diagnosis when microscopic findings do not…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Trichoepithelioma vs. Infundibulocystic basal-cell carcinoma

Extramammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins within the epidermis and presents itself clinically as a patch or a subtle plaque that extends centrifugally for many years before becoming a readily discernible thick plaque, a…