Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Myxoma?

“myxoma (milk – s ? m?) [myxo - + G. -oma, tumor]. A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mes…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.38.1A: Pustular dermatitis, infundibular + 10.38.1B: A hair containing hyphae in an abscess = Suppurative infundibulitis of dermatophytic cause (Majocchi’s granuloma) The hair was spewed into the dermis when an infundibul…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Occlusion Triad?

“The follicular occlusion triad: (acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). These diseases comprise a generic group. Though not usually classified together, there is reason to believe that they are…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Syringocystadenoma papilliferum vs. Hidradenoma papilliferum

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

When all you have is a dermatoscope—start looking at the nails

Abstract Pigmented and non-pigmented nail alterations are a frequent challenge for dermatologists. A profound knowledge of clinical and dermatoscopic features of nail disorders is crucial because a range of differential diagnoses and even potentiall…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Review of Atlas of Vulvar Pathology. 3rd ed. by EJ Wilkinson, IK Stone

The cover Figure 1. Wilkinson EJ, Stone IK. Atlas of Vulvar Pathology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. ISBN: 1451132182.274 pages. List price: $164.99. Review by François Milette This atlas of vulvar disease (sic) is…