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A case of a superficial spreading melanoma in situ diagnosed via digital dermoscopic monitoring with high dynamic range conversion

A case of a superficial spreading melanoma in situ diagnosed via digital dermoscopic monitoring with high dynamic range conversion

…by newly trained dermoscopists [4]. Case report A 48-year-old Japanese woman presented with a 6-month history of a pigmented macule on her left chest. Her family history was unremarkable, but her medical history indicated the excision of a facial…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Selection of the Site

…iopsy, a surgeon should search for an early lesion that has not been tampered with in any manner. Such a lesion usually is a macule, papule (which may be scaly), papulovesicle, or vesicle. A pustule, such as in pustular psoriasis and suppurative…

From the Dermatologikum Hamburg: Quiz

From the Dermatologikum Hamburg: Quiz

The patient A 48-year-old woman presented herself with an erythematous macule on the extensor surface of the right thigh. The lesion had been present for years, but recently the patient noticed some increase in size and changes in the coloration….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Dermatofibroma

…tory cells only and the course of it chronologic invariably is toward resolution, namely, progressive flattening to become a macule that usually is typified by a central zone of hypopigmentation and by a rim at the periphery of hyperpigmentation….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Limitations of the Algorithmic Method

…ermal papillae. Despite that limitation, a specific diagnosis of guttate psoriasis, eruptive pityriasis rubra pilaris, and a macule or patch of mycosis fungoides still can be made because of findings specific for each of them, the changes being…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

…neoplastic skin diseases occasionally may result in “postinflammatory” pigmentary change, e.g., a hyperpigmented macule of a lichen planus-like keratosis that resolved completely, a hypopigmented macule of melanoma that regressed…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dermatofibroma?

…d biologically, dermatofibroma fulfills criteria for an inflammatory, rather than a neoplastic, process. It begins as a pink macule that quickly becomes a red papule and sometimes even a red or purple nodule. In time the domed lesion becomes brown,…