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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

Overview Patients with dermatomyositis (DM) often have multisystem involvement and therefore require a multidisciplinary approach. Consultation with a rheumatologist is strongly encouraged. A subset of patients will have only skin disease (amyopathi…

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…

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…

Clinical Case Studies

Rhinophyma with Basal Cell Carcinoma

…phology. A review of the literature reveals 15 to 30% rates of carcinoma in the setting of rhinophyma.1-2 HISTOLOGY A cutaneous shave biopsy of the right nasal dorsum lesion was performed and was consistent with occult basal cell carcinoma in a setti…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

…matopathologically the differential diagnosis includes balloon cell change in benign nevi, clear cell sarcoma, clear cell metastatic renal cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant clear cell acrospiroma, sebaceous carc…

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