Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Glomangiosarcoma in the shoulder of a 51-year-old man

Abstract Glomangiosarcoma is a very rare type of soft tissue neoplasm. Here we report such a case in the shoulder of a 51-year-old man. Case report A 51-year-old white Hispanic man presented with a pruritic lesion on the back of his left shoulder. H…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

-oid?

“-oid (-oid) [eides, like]. A suffix signifying likeness or resemblance.” Bould G. The Practitioner’s Medical Dictionary. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., 1916:622. “-ode, -odes, -oid, -oides […

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Nodules on the right ear

Case report A healthy 17-year-old boy with a one-year history of asymptomatic, slowly enlarging nodules affecting his right ear was seen. The patient’s past medical history was unremarkable, he was not immunosuppressed, he was not taking any d…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Pigmented poroma with unusual location and dermatoscopic features

Abstract Poroma is a benign adnexal neoplasm with “poroid”/ductal differentiation that mimics benign and malignant skin tumors. Histopathology shows circumscribed proliferation of poroid cells intermingled with a variable number of cutic…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Tricho-, pilo-, folliculo- ?

“pilo- [L. pilus]. Combining form indicating hair. . . . tricho- [Gr. thrix, trichas, hair]. A prefix denoting a relationship to hair. . . . follicle- [L. folliculus, little bag]. A small secretory sac or cavity.” Tabers Cyclopedic Me…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Toxic Erythema?

“Toxic erythema: Red or pinkish color of the skin, if localized, probably due to external cause; if generalized, frequently of internal origin such as derangement of the gastrointestinal tract; ingestion of drugs or antitoxin.” Knowles…