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 Fran├žois Milette This atlas of vulvar disease (sic) is…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Syringocystadenoma papilliferum and hidradenoma papilliferum are both apocrine papillated cystadenomas. Clinically, syringocystadenoma papilliferum appears at birth or in early childhood as a crusted, often weeping, verrucous plaque, usually on the…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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The neoplasms under discussion here are termed “mixed tumors” because they consist of a combination of epithelial elements with tubular differentiation on one hand and non-epithelial elements with mucinous and chondroid aspects, but they…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Sebaceous hyperplasia vs. Nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

An atypical pigmented lesion

The patient A 61-year-old white man presented with an asymptomatic brown-red nodular lesion located on his back. The patient reported the lesion had been present for years (Figure 1). He had no previous skin cancers and there was no family history o…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis vs. Plane wart

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Granuloma annulare

Granuloma annulare Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age in both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized, often to extensor aspects of extremities, or widespread Configuration of lesions Annular, sometimes arcuate Arrangement of lesions Sca…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Both sebaceous hyperplasia and nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn consist of abnormalities of sebaceous glands but the former, as the name denotes, is a hyperplasia, whereas the latter is a hamartoma that involves not only sebaceous units, but other adnexa…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Apocrine mixed tumor vs. Eccrine mixed tumor

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…