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    Fibroblastic connective tissue nevus: Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of 14 cases.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Jun 20. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    Dermatopathology, Bodensee, Siemensstrasse 6/1, 88048, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
    Background: We present herein a series of 14 lesions showing overlapping features with the newly defined benign cutaneous mesenchymal neoplasm labelled as fibroblastic connective tissue nevus (FCTN).

    Methods And Results: Eight patients were male and five were female, ranging in age from 1 to 56 years. Lesions appeared as isolated nodules or plaques on the trunk (7 cases), the limbs (4 cases) and the neck (2 cases). Read More

    18F-FDG Uptake in Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma of Adrenal Gland: A Potential Pitfall.
    Clin Nucl Med 2017 Jun 19. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    From the *Nuclear Medicine Centre, and †Cancer Centre, Sunway Medical Centre, Selangor, Malaysia.
    A 47-year-old man with newly diagnosed nasopharyngeal carcinoma underwent staging F-FDG PET/CT. Apart from showing increased FDG uptake in the primary site and locoregional nodal and liver metastases, an unusual site of intense FDG focus was demonstrated in the left adrenal gland. He underwent CT-guided biopsy, and the histopathologic diagnosis was benign fibrous histiocytoma. Read More

    Phosphohistone-H3 and Ki67: Useful Markers in Differentiating Dermatofibroma From Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans and Atypical Fibrohistiocytic Lesions.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Jul;39(7):504-507
    *Department of Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX; †Department of Pathology, Pathologist Biomedical Laboratories, Dallas, TX; ‡Department of Pathology, UF Health, Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL; §Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; and ¶Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
    Dermatofibromas (DF) are common, benign, skin tumors, usually easily differentiated from dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) by the presence of a relative low cellularity, lesser degree of infiltration of subcutaneous tissue, and immunohistochemical pattern (eg, FXIIIa in DF and CD34 in DFSP). Atypical fibrohistiocytic lesions (AFL) have features intermediate to DF and DFSP (trunk location, storiform pattern, infiltration of the subcutaneous tissue, and focal expression of both CD34 and Factor XIIIa). It is unclear if mitotic counts/degree of proliferation is helpful to distinguish DF from DFSP. Read More

    Cutaneous Malignancies Simulating Seborrheic Keratoses: An Underappreciated Phenomenon?
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Jun 7. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Cockerell Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
    Background: Seborrheic keratosis (SK), a common and benign entity, is generally diagnosed clinically without the need for a biopsy. Given their variable appearance, SK may mimic cancer clinically and require biopsy for clinically equivocal cases. A clinician may also choose to perform biopsies on SK based on other circumstances, such as cosmetic reasons, or SK being in an inconvenient and irritative location. Read More

    Xanthomatous Posttraumatic Fibro-Osseous Lesion of the Rib: A Rare and Underrecognized Entity. Case Report and Literature Review.
    Int J Surg Pathol 2017 Jun 1:1066896917712455. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    1 Bichat Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France.
    Posttraumatic fibro-osseous lesion (PTFOL) is a rare lesion that typically affects the ribs and is probably a posttraumatic reactive process. Because PTFOL is often misdiagnosed as fibrous dysplasia, osteoid osteoma, benign fibrous histiocytoma or rib metastases, chest wall resection, leading to a significant morbidity, is the main treatment modality. We report the case of a 30-year-old male patient with no history of previous trauma presenting with chest pain. Read More

    The Immunological Roles of Periostin/Tumor-Associated Macrophage Axis in Development of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans.
    Anticancer Res 2017 06;37(6):2867-2873
    Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
    Background/aim: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance (DFSP) is a fibrohistiocytic tumor of intermediate malignancy characterized by slow infiltrative growth and a high tendency to recur locally. Periostin is involved in modulating cell function and inducing the production of proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) from tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) to promote fibrosis and tumor growth. This study aimed to examine the cancer stroma of DFSP, focusing on TAMs-related proteins and MMPs. Read More

    Pathologically Benign Lymph Nodes Can Mimic Malignancy on Imaging in Patients With Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.
    Background: Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm, and its rarity makes studying it difficult. We found that several of our patients with AFH presented with radiologically suspicious local lymph nodes that were sampled because of their imaging characteristics, but the nodes proved to be benign on pathologic evaluation. Although the frequency of this finding is unknown, it seems important for orthopaedic oncologists who care for patients with AFH to know whether suspicious-appearing associated nodes in these patients warrant aggressive management. Read More

    Plaque Like Giant Dermatofibroma: A Case Report.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017 Jan-Mar;10(1):51-53
    Department of Pathology, Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, Amrita univerisity, Kochi, Kerala, India.
    Dermatofibroma, also known as benign fibrous histiocytoma, is a soft-tissue tumour that usually occurs in the mid-adult life and shows a slight female predominance. Giant dermatofibroma, a very rare clinical variant, is characterised by its unusually large size, benign biological behaviour despite its large size and same histopathological characteristics as conventional dermatofibroma. We report a 63-year-old woman who presented with a large tumour on the scapular region which showed histopathological features of benign dermatofibroma. Read More

    Triage amalgamated dermoscopic algorithm (TADA) for skin cancer screening.
    Dermatol Pract Concept 2017 Apr 30;7(2):39-46. Epub 2017 Apr 30.
    Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
    Importance: Dermoscopic triage algorithms have been shown to improve beginners' abilities for identifying pigmented skin lesions requiring biopsy.

    Objective: To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the Triage Amalgamated Dermoscopic Algorithm (TADA) for pigmented and nonpigmented skin cancers. Secondarily, to compare TADAs performance to those of existing triage algorithms for the identification of pigmented skin cancers. Read More

    Melanoma Is Skin Deep: A 3D Reconstruction Technique for Computerized Dermoscopic Skin Lesion Classification.
    IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med 2017 16;5:4300117. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
    Research and Development TeamPlanet-I Technologies.
    Melanoma mortality rates are the highest amongst skin cancer patients. Melanoma is life threating when it grows beyond the dermis of the skin. Hence, depth is an important factor to diagnose melanoma. Read More

    Deep Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Anterior Mediastinum Mimicking Malignancy.
    Lung 2017 May 11. Epub 2017 May 11.
    Respiratory Division, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
    The following report describes the case of a 43-year-old male smoker that was referred to the rapid access lung clinic with haemoptysis, chest pain, and axillary lymphadenopathy-a clinical picture that raised concern for a possible underlying malignancy. Preliminary investigations revealed elevated D-dimers, low-volume haemoptysis, and a normal chest X-ray, which lowered the index of suspicion. However, computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiogram identified a right hilar mass, several parenchymal cysts, and a large mediastinal mass. Read More

    Cutaneous Complications Related to Tattoos: 31 Cases from Finland.
    Dermatology 2017 Apr 26. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
    Background: Cutaneous complications related to permanent tattoos affect 2-30% of those patients who have tattooed their skin. Little is known about the cases of tattoo complications in Finland.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a retrospective review of a series of Finnish patients with cutaneous tattoo reactions. Read More

    Linear and Bilateral Multinucleated Cell Angiohistiocytoma (MCAH).
    J Dermatol Case Rep 2016 Dec 31;10(4):58-61. Epub 2016 Dec 31.
    Dermatology Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
    Background: Multinucleated Cell Angiohistiocytoma (MCAH) is a rare disease, first described by Smith and Wilson Jones in 1985. Since then, less than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. Clinically it is characterized by papules or plaques arising from a specific anatomical area such as lower extremities, dorsum of the hands and face. Read More

    Hemosiderotic Juvenile Xanthogranuloma.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Mar 16. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
    *Department of Cellular Pathology, Hospital El Bierzo, Cellular Pathology, Ponferrada, Spain; †Biomedical Investigation Institute of A Coruña, CellCOM-ST Group, A Coruña, Spain; ‡Department of Cellular Pathology, Hospital de la Reina, Cellular Pathology, Ponferrada, Spain; §Department of Histopathology, Children's Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom; ¶Department of Histopathology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom; ‖Department of Histopathology, University Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; and **Department of Histopathology, Hospital Niño Jesus, Madrid, Spain.
    Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a non-Langerhans cell lesion mostly limited to the skin but occasionally presenting in extracutaneous locations or associated with systemic conditions. Lesions need to be distinguished mainly from dermatofibroma, xanthoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, or reticulohistiocytoma. Herein, we present a hemosiderotic variant of juvenile xanthogranuloma in a 12-year-old girl, which we have not found described in literature. Read More

    A rare presentation of myxofibrosarcoma as a Pancoast tumor: a case report.
    J Med Case Rep 2017 Mar 7;11(1):61. Epub 2017 Mar 7.
    Department of Surgery, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Background: Myxofibrosarcoma is an aggressive soft tissue neoplasm, classified as a variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Most often, it occurs in middle to late adult life peaking in the seventh decade and involving the lower extremities (77%), trunk (12%), and retroperitoneum or mediastinum (8%). We report the first case of thoracic myxofibrosarcoma presenting as a Pancoast tumor. Read More

    Georgian Med News 2017 Jan(262):4-14
    Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Department of Radiology and Paediatric Radiology, Department of Radiologic Diagnostics, Ukraine.
    Metaphyseal cortical defect (metaphyseal fibrous defect, cortical fibrous defect) of the long bones is a quite common variant of the bone structure's pathologic changes. The cortical defects and similar to their tumor-like processes (non-ossifying fibroma, benign fibrous histiocytoma etc.) are characterized by particular qualities of the clinical symptoms and radiologic signs. Read More

    68Ga-PSMA Uptake by Dermatofibroma in a Patient With Prostate Cancer.
    Clin Nucl Med 2017 May;42(5):358-360
    From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, ‡Pathology, and §Medical Oncology, Akdeniz University, Antalya; and ∥Department of Nuclear Medicine, Emsey Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a typ. 2 transmembrane protein that is highly expressed in prostate cancer cells. Ga-PSMA PET/CT imaging is a modality used to determine the extent of prostate cancer. Read More

    Hemosiderotic dermatofibroma.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 Jan-Feb;92(1):92-94
    Institute of Dermatology Professor Rubem David Azulay at Santa Casa de Misericordia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA-SCMRJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.
    We report a rare clinical case of hemosiderotic dermatofibroma in a 36-year-old female patient. The main dermatoscopic finding was represented by homogeneous blue-gray pigmentation. The aim of this report is to demonstrate the rarity of the lesion and the dermatoscopic importance it assumes by sharing a blue-gray homogeneous pattern with other benign and malignant lesions. Read More

    Dermatofibroma of the Eyelid: Immunohistochemical Diagnosis.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 Feb 17. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
    *Department of Ophthalmology, The David G. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, †The David G. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, ‡Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, and §The Oculoplastic Service of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
    A 66-year-old man developed a painless 2 mm to 3 mm recurrent nodule at the left upper eyelid margin. Excision disclosed a spindle cell lesion without frank atypia or mitotic activity growing in a twisted fascicular pattern often referred to as storiform. All the surgical margins were involved with tumor. Read More

    A Squamous Cell Carcinoma and a Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Developing in a Patient with a Mature Cystic Teratoma.
    Case Rep Oncol 2017 Jan-Apr;10(1):98-105. Epub 2017 Jan 19.
    Dicle University, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dicle, Turkey.
    We present a very rare case of malignant transformation of a benign mature cystic teratoma. The pathology report revealed malignant transformation of both the epithelial and sarcomatous elements of a benign dermoid cyst. To the best of our knowledge, this appears to be the third case of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma and a squamous cell carcinoma developing from a mature cystic teratoma. Read More

    Case Report of Four Different Primary Mesenteric Neoplasms and Review of Literature.
    Iran Red Crescent Med J 2016 Oct 21;18(10):e28920. Epub 2016 Jun 21.
    Gazi Yasargil Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
    Introduction: It is rare for primary tumors to arise from the mesentery. Lymphangiomas appear as congenital malformations of the lymphatic system or benign neoplasms as a large, thin-walled, often multilocular cyst. Mesenteric infiltration is common and during surgical treatment, adjustment of structures such as the bowel and resection of the spleen may be required. Read More

    Outcome of Flap Surgeries in Dermatosurgical Unit at a Tertiary Care Centre in India with a Review of Literature.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2016 Oct-Dec;9(4):226-231
    Department of Dermatology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Victoria Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Introduction: Flap surgeries are an excellent choice for closing large defects following trauma, excision of carcinomas or removal of large lesions. This article is a prospective interventional study of various flap surgeries performed at a tertiary care centre with their outcome in dermatosurgical unit.

    Materials And Methods: A total of 35 flap surgeries performed from January 2012 to December 2014 formed part of the study. Read More

    Dermatofibroma-like granular cell tumour: a potential diagnostic pitfall.
    Pol J Pathol 2016;67(3):291-294
    The Fingerland Department of Pathology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.
    Dermatofibroma-like granular cell tumour (GCT) is a rare entity, with only two cases having been described so far. We report another case in a 62-year-old woman, discuss histopathological features, and review other tumours in which granular changes have been observed. Our tumour was composed predominantly of oval-to-spindle granular cells with prominent nucleoli, arranged in short fascicles and storiform pattern, infiltrating around collagen bundles. Read More

    Sclerosing Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Shows Significant Overlap With Sclerotic Fibroma in Both Routine and Immunohistochemical Analysis: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Feb;39(2):83-88
    Departments of *Dermatology, and †Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
    Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon, low-to-intermediate grade sarcoma with several histologic variants, including pigmented (Bednar tumor), sclerosing, myxoid, atrophic, and DFSP with fibrosarcomatous changes. Two patterns of sclerosis in DFSP can be observed, a sclerotic fibroma-like pattern and a morphea/lichen sclerosus-like pattern. Partial biopsies of sclerosing DFSPs with the sclerotic fibroma pattern can be misdiagnosed as sclerotic fibroma or other benign sclerosing tumors (eg, perineurioma, dermatofibroma). Read More

    Rotation Flap Closure of Moderate Size Scalp Defects - Technique and Outcome.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Nov 1;10(11):PD21-PD23. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
    Assistant Professor, Deparment of Surgery, Believers Church Medical College, Hospital , Tiruvalla, Kerala, India .
    Many patients present to general surgeons with scalp lesions which require wide local excision with margin, following which the defect is too large to be closed primarily. These lesions can be benign or malignant. Skin grafting of these defects gives poor cosmetic outcome. Read More

    A 64-Year-Old Woman With an Atrophic Plaque on the Thigh-Question.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Jan;39(1):45-46
    *The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH; †Division of Dermatology, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH; and ‡Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Gahanna, OH.

    Mycobacterium haemophilum: A report of cutaneous Infection in a Patient with end-stage renal disease.
    Int J Mycobacteriol 2016 Dec 9;5 Suppl 1:S236. Epub 2016 Nov 9.
    Pediatric Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Mycobacterium haemophilum is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) that can cause ulcerating cutaneous or subcutaneous nodular skin lesions in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. Acid-fast staining cannot distinguish NTM from M. tuberculosis; culturing at two temperatures with iron-supplemented media and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are needed for optimal detection of M. Read More

    Dermatofibroma of the eyelid with monster cells.
    Surv Ophthalmol 2017 Jul - Aug;62(4):533-540. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
    Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital.
    Dermatofibromas are most frequently encountered in women on the lower extremities, often after minor trauma. A recurrent lesion of the right lower eyelid developed in a 64-year-old woman. It harbored "monster cells" that were large, with either multiple nuclei or a single, large, convoluted, and hyperchromatic nucleus. Read More

    FOSB is a Useful Diagnostic Marker for Pseudomyogenic Hemangioendothelioma.
    Am J Surg Pathol 2017 May;41(5):596-606
    Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
    Pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like) hemangioendothelioma is a distinctive vascular neoplasm of intermediate biological potential with a predilection for young adults and frequent multifocal presentation. Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma is characterized by loose fascicles of plump spindled and epithelioid cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and coexpression of keratins and endothelial markers. Recently, a SERPINE1-FOSB fusion has been identified as a consistent genetic alteration in pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma. Read More

    Plaque-Like Myofibroblastic Tumor of Infancy: A New Case Report and Literature Review.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Mar 16;34(2):176-179. Epub 2016 Dec 16.
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy.
    Plaque-like myofibroblastic tumor of infancy is a rare entity, with only a few reports described in the literature. Herein we present a new case of a nodular plaque-like lesion of the left lower back in an 18-month-old boy. The lesion might initially be thought to be a dermatofibroma, but the overall characteristics suggested the diagnosis of plaque-like myofibroblastic tumor of infancy. Read More

    Non-lymphoid lesions that may mimic cutaneous hematopoietic neoplasms histologically.
    Semin Diagn Pathol 2017 Jan 29;34(1):99-107. Epub 2016 Nov 29.
    From the Section of Dermatopathology, Division of Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
    This review considers neoplastic lesions that originate in the skin, and which have the potential to imitate hematopoietic proliferations at a histological level. They include lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, benign lymphadenoma, pseudolymphomatous angiosarcoma, lymphadenoid dermatofibroma, lymphomatoid atypical fibroxanthoma, histiocytoid (epithelioid) hemangioma, and inflamed melanocytic lesions. The clinical and pathological features of those tumors are considered. Read More

    A Tete - a - tete of benign, borderline and malignant fibrohistiocytic tumor.
    Iran J Pathol 2016 ;11(3):286-290
    Dept. of Surgery, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, Karnataka - 572104, India.
    Dermatofibrosarcoma protruberans is a relatively uncommon slow growing, locally aggressive fibrous tumor of the skin. It has a prospensity of progressing to fibrosarcomatous change in 5% of the cases. We present a case of a 56 yr old male with presented to the outpatient department of surgery, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur with a chest swelling in 2013. Read More

    An Atrophic Plaque with Arborizing Vessels.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2016 Sep-Dec;8(3):239-242. Epub 2016 Sep 12.
    Skingroup Dermatology Clinic, Monterrey, Mexico.
    Dermatofibromas are a common finding in the daily clinical practice. Most lesions are found incidentally or because patients seek medical attention due to the aspect of the lesion. Rare variants of dermatofibroma such as aneurismatic or atrophic dermatofibroma can be encountered simultaneously; thus, these combined features may raise the possibility of other diagnoses to be considered. Read More

    Dermatofibroma of the Auricle.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2016 Oct;15(10):1270-1272
    An adolescent male presented to the office with a 3-month history of a small left ear mass located on the posterior helix. Although the patient was asymptomatic, the decision was made to remove the mass in the operating room and send for pathology. Following excision, the mass was stained and examined by the pathologist. Read More

    Ulcerated Giant Dermatofibroma following Routine Childhood Vaccination in a Young Boy.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2016 May-Aug;8(2):210-217. Epub 2016 Aug 9.
    Dermatology Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
    Introduction: The development of cutaneous neoplasms at immunization sites following vaccination is uncommon, and only few have been reported in the literature worldwide. We report an unusual case of an ulcerated giant dermatofibroma that developed as a chronic nonhealing plaque in the immunization scar of a young boy after vaccination.

    Case Report: A 13-month-old Chinese boy presented with an unusual skin reaction on the vaccination site at the right anterolateral thigh following a routine intramuscular injection of '5-in-1' (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae B) vaccine at 4 months of age. Read More

    Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma of the lower vermilion lip: an unusual site.
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2016 Oct 5. Epub 2016 Oct 5.
    DISSAL, Department of Dermatology, IRCCS-AOU S. Martino-IST, University of Genoa,Genoa, Italy -
    Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma (MCA) represent an uncommon benign fibrohistiocytic vascular lesion that sometimes may go undiagnosed because of its clinical and hystopathological similarities with benign fibrous histiocytoma and other soft-tissue neoplasms especially when localized on oral cavity or semi mucosa. We report the case of a solitary multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma on the lower lip of a 46-year old woman suggesting that this rare lesion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the oral soft-tissue neoplasms. Read More

    Enlightening the Pink: Use of Confocal Microscopy in Pink Lesions.
    Dermatol Clin 2016 Oct;34(4):443-458
    Medicine and Medical Specialities Department, Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty, Alcalá University, Univeristy Campus, National road II, 28871- Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain; Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 16 E 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, USA.
    Solitary pink lesions can pose a particular challenge to dermatologists because they may be almost or completely featureless clinically and dermoscopically, previously requiring biopsy to exclude malignancy. However, these lesions usually are not particularly challenging histopathologically. Thus, the incorporation of in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy into the clinical practice, which allows for noninvasive examination of the skin at the cellular level revealing features previously seen only on histopathology, is particularly useful for this subset of clinically difficult lesions. Read More

    Multiple Eruptive Dermatofibromas Masquerading as Cutaneous Lymphoma.
    Indian J Dermatol 2016 Sep-Oct;61(5):581
    Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    A 34-year-old male came with complaints of multiple firms to hard nontender, nonitchy nodules, measuring 2 cm × 2 cm to 1 cm × 1.5 cm, present predominantly over the lower limbs. This condition started 5 years back as a single nodule over the thigh but gradually increased in number and size with time to involve both lower limbs. Read More

    Georgian Med News 2016 Jul(256-257):11-3
    Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Department of Dermatology and Allergology; Institute of Pathology "Georg Schmorl"; Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Management, Dresden, Germany.
    Cellular fibrous dermatofibroma is a rare variant of dermatofibroma/histiocytoma. We present a 61 years old female with a slow-growing, firm tumor on the sole of her right foot. The tumor was removed by slow Mohs surgery within 2 cm negative margin. Read More

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