Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma?

…(CTCL), also known as mycosis fungoides, consists of malignant cells that resemble mature T cells. Vargo N. Cutaneous malignancies: KA, CTCL, and KS. Dermatol Nurs. 2006;18(3):270,277. New designations for diseases do not always represent an advanc…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

…5–9. Giacomel J, Zalaudek I. Dermoscopy of superficial basal cell carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31:1710–3. Sanchez-Martin J, Vázquez-López F, Perez-Oliva N, et al. Dermoscopy of small basal cell carcinoma: study of 100 lesions 5 mm or less in di…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Adult T-cell leukemia/Lymphoma

Adult T-cell leukemia/Lymphoma Presentation stereotypical Age and sex No predilection for sex. Middle-aged individuals from southern Japan and Caribbean Islands. Distribution of lesions Widespread Arrangement Scattered discrete lesions Individual le…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Langerhans cell histiocytosis-a case report

…e sampled for histopathologic examination and revealed a dense cellular infiltrate made up of mononuclear cells with conspicuous eosinophilic cytoplasm and large cleaved vesicular nucleus, some of them with shapes resembling the format of a kidney an…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

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

…pothesis. Patient: 21-year-old female with a superficial basal cell carcinoma in pubic region diagnosed after histological step sections and treated with topical imiquimod. Conclusions: Although very rare, basal cell carcinomas do occur in young pati…