Search Results for: superficial basal-cell carcinoma

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Metastatic carcinoma from a breast vs. Morpheiform 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,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…ramatic and will permit rapid reduction of systemic steroids (as long as cyclosporine complications are not encountered). In superficial lesions and those with limited progression, addition of minocycline, dapsone, colchicine, clofazamine,…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…e to the eventual development of a variety of neoplasms that 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…

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate…

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

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…