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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

Overview Palmoplantar keratodermas (PPK) can occur as a primary, inherited disorder of the volar surfaces, or as part of a generalized disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blue Nevus?

…ns, 1992:1538. “On the skin, three types of benign blue nevi are recognized: the common blue nevus, the cellular blue nevus, and the combined nevus. In addition, there are malignant blue nevi. … Histologically, the common feature of blue nevi i…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Precursor Lesions of Melanoma?

…nevus Giant (bathing-trunk) nevus Small and intermediate-size nevi De Novo Melanocytic Proliferations Lentigo maligna Melanoma in situ Palmar, plantar, and mucosal lentiginous proliferations. Barnhill RL, Mihm MC. Histopathology of malignant melanoma…

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Dysplasia?

…sbord of definitions for dysplasia by a single group, it was inevitable that pathologist who employed that term would be unable to communicate with one another and with clinicians, who, in turn, could not communicate with patients. That phenomenon, h…

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Normal, Typical, Ordinary, Banal, and Common Nevus?

…asms to encounter references to such terms riveting as normal nevi and funny-looking moles. Those terms, and analogues of them, have no legitimacy whatsoever. What is funny-looking to one observer surely is not to another; no criteria for “funn…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Strategies for early recognition of cutaneous melanoma-present and future

…he acral-lentiginous melanoma (ALM, Figure 4) is localized in palmoplantar skin but may also involve the nail unit. ALM represents the most common growth variant in dark-skinned (e.g., Asian) populations. Due to the architecture of palmoplantar skin…

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Junctional Activity and Active Junctional Nevus?

…nevus cells (intradermal nevus).” Weedon D. Lentigines, nevi, and melanomas. In: Skin Pathology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Churchill-Livingstone, 2002:806. “Intradermal nevi show essentially no junctional activity.” Elder DE, Elenitsas…

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Malignant Spitz Nevus?

…. Benign proliferations of melanocytes are termed melanocytic nevi (congenital melanocytic nevi are hamartomas, whereas acquired melanocytic nevi, such as those of Clark, Spitz, and Reed, are benign neoplasms), and they, of course, do not metastasize…