Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dermatofibroma?

“Cutaneous fibroma Fibroma simplex Simple fibroma of the skin, as defined above, is a benign tumor, usually appearing solitary, on the upper part of the body and the extremities, which, mainly imbedded in the skin, is only rarely and little…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

Erythematous papules of acne vulgaris and of rosacea have in common localization mostly to the face, suppurative infundibulitis, and a mixed infiltrate of inflammatory cells in the dermis, it containing lymphocytes and plasma cells, and sometimes hi…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pyogenic granuloma vs. Bacillary angiomatosis

An hemangioma is a benign neoplasm of blood vessels, a vascular malformation is an aberration in development of one or more major vascular structures, and an ectasia is a dilation of a preexisting end vessel….

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Cutaneous Horn?

“Cutaneous horns may complicate solar keratoses, viral warts, seborrheic warts, squamous cell carcinomas, lichenoid keratoses, and basal cell carcinomas.” McKee PH. Tumors of the surface epithelium. In: Pathology of the Skin with Clinic…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

“Folliculitis” (Infundibulitis) Synonyms What is designated, universally, folliculitis is, in actuality, infundibulitis. In short, infundibulitis is NOT a synonym for folliculitis; the former, for purposes practical, is a suppurative pro…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen planus

Lichen planus Synonyms Lichen ruber planus Lichen ruber Presentation stereotypical Age and sex More common in women, especially young and middle-aged adults Distribution of lesions Flexor surface of forearms and wrists, but no site is exempt. Occu…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Mycosis fungoides

Mycosis fungoides Synonyms Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma Presentation stereotypical Age and Sex Adults usually, although children may be affected. Males preponderant. Distribution of lesions Often widespread, but sometimes localized to a single patch or…