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Clinical Case Studies

Rhinophyma with Basal Cell Carcinoma

…ew at time of presentation. Rhinophyma with concomitant basal cell carcinoma was suspected because of the history and morphology. A review of the literature reveals 15 to 30% rates of carcinoma in the setting of rhinophyma.1-2 HISTOLOGY A cutaneous s…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

"Pseudolymphoma," B-cell type vs. Malignant lymphoma, B-cell type

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

…or family history of melanoma. A single, well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma had been excised from his nose 3 years earlier. There was no history of excessive occupational or recreational sun exposure and he had never patronised solariums or…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Langerhans’ Cell Granulomatosis?

…s represent pathologic, or at least, not “normal” cells, which is difficult to accept. If, on the other hand, the LC is considered a specific histiocytic cell which normally occurs within the connective tissues and within stratified squam…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma?

…ructive, and more informative than CTCL. The term cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is analogous to cutaneous carcinoma or cutaneous sarcoma; it lacks specificity because it consists of a hodgepodge of unrelated conditions. In contradistinction, mycosis fung…

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

…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 and…

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