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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225968/atypical-cellular-blue-nevus-or-malignant-blue-nevus
#1
Luise Ribeiro Daltro, Lygia Bertalha Yaegashi, Rodrigo Abdalah Freitas, Bruno de Carvalho Fantini, Cacilda da Silva Souza
Blue nevus is a benign melanocytic lesion whose most frequent variants are dendritic (common) blue nevus and cellular blue nevus. Atypical cellular blue nevus presents an intermediate histopathology between the typical and a rare variant of malignant blue nevus/melanoma arising in a cellular blue nevus. An 8-year-old child presented a pigmented lesion in the buttock since birth, but with progressive growth in the last two years. After surgical excision, histopathological examination revealed atypical cellular blue nevus...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225967/synchronous-melanomas-arising-within-nevus-spilus
#2
Maria Helena Toda Sanches de Brito, Cecília Silva Nunes de Moura Dionísio, Cândida Margarida Branco Martins Fernandes, Joana Cintia Monteiro Ferreira, Maria Joaninha Madalena de Palma Mendonça da Costa Rosa, Maria Manuela Antunes Pecegueiro da Silva Garcia
Nevus spilus is a melanocytic cutaneous lesion consisting of a light brown background macule with numerous superimposed darker maculopapular speckles. Melanoma arising from a nevus spilus is rare, with less than 40 cases reported to date. The absolute risk for malignant transformation is not well defined, lacking a standardized management approach. We report a new case of melanoma arising from nevus spilus, with the additional peculiarity of multifocality. We offer our recommendations for the management of the condition...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224168/differential-clinicopathological-features-in-spontaneous-regression-of-melanomas-and-melanocytic-naevi
#3
José M Martín, Isabel Pinazo, Esperanza Jordá, Carlos Monteagudo
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical, histological and/or immunohistochemical features that enable differential diagnosis of regression of melanocytic naevi from regression of melanomas. All melanocytic neoplasms with histologically-confirmed regression diagnosed in our hospital between 2002 and 2009 were reviewed retrospectively. Lamellar and delicate fibrosis were associated with melanocytic naevi (p < 0.0001 and p = 0.021, respectively). Compact fibrosis, high vessel density and higher number of granzyme B+ lymphocytes were associated with malignant melanoma (p = 0...
February 22, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218344/familial-melanoma-associated-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome-and-atypical-mole-syndrome-total-body-digital-photography-dermoscopy-and-confocal-microscopy
#4
Priscila Giavedoni, Marnie Ririe, Cristina Carrera, Susana Puig, Josep Malvehy
Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in the p53 gene. Melanoma is considered to be a rare, controversial component of LFS. The aim of this study is to describe the utility of systematic screening for melanoma in patients with LFS and atypical mole syndrome. Two 28-year-old identical twin sisters with LFS and atypical moles were monitored by physical examination, total-body digital photography and dermoscopy be-tween 2006 and 2014. A total of 117, predominantly dark-brown, reticular naevi were identified on case 1 and 105 on case 2...
February 20, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214226/cd49a-expression-defines-tissue-resident-cd8-t-cells-poised-for-cytotoxic-function-in-human-skin
#5
Stanley Cheuk, Heinrich Schlums, Irène Gallais Sérézal, Elisa Martini, Samuel C Chiang, Nicole Marquardt, Anna Gibbs, Ebba Detlofsson, Andrea Introini, Marianne Forkel, Charlotte Höög, Annelie Tjernlund, Jakob Michaëlsson, Lasse Folkersen, Jenny Mjösberg, Lennart Blomqvist, Marcus Ehrström, Mona Ståhle, Yenan T Bryceson, Liv Eidsmo
Tissue-resident memory T (Trm) cells form a heterogeneous population that provides localized protection against pathogens. Here, we identify CD49a as a marker that differentiates CD8(+) Trm cells on a compartmental and functional basis. In human skin epithelia, CD8(+)CD49a(+) Trm cells produced interferon-γ, whereas CD8(+)CD49a(-) Trm cells produced interleukin-17 (IL-17). In addition, CD8(+)CD49a(+) Trm cells from healthy skin rapidly induced the expression of the effector molecules perforin and granzyme B when stimulated with IL-15, thereby promoting a strong cytotoxic response...
February 13, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211047/reasons-for-rarity-of-anal-melanocytic-naevi
#6
Eman Aljufairi, Fayek Alhilli
In the last 16 years only seven definite cases of anal melanocytic naevi have been reported in the literature. We describe three new cases, none of which were suspected clinically and were incidentally diagnosed on histological examination of haemorrhoidectomy specimens. The infrequency of these special site flexural melanocytic lesions may be related to changes in the involutionary mechanisms of the anal melanocyte proliferation. However, other factors related to the low detection rates by clinicians and pathologists need also to be considered...
February 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208226/a-rare-case-of-tfe-related-pigmented-renal-tumor-with-overlapping-features-between-melanotic-xp11-translocation-renal-cancer-and-xp11-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-melanotic-features
#7
Leonardo Cardili, Gregório Wrublevsky Pereira, Cristiano Ribeiro Viana
In recent years, an increasing number of TFE3 rearrangement-associated tumors with melanotic features have been reported as primary neoplasm in different anatomical sites, including the kidney. Melanotic Xp11 translocation renal cancer (MXTRC) and Xp11 renal cell carcinoma with melanotic features (XRCCM) have been proposed to be main categories for pigmented lesions in the microophthalmia-associated transcription factor (MiTF/TFE3) family of renal tumors that may show variable degrees of melanocytic differentiation...
February 16, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196319/common-skin-conditions-in-children-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-and-infantile-hemangiomas
#8
Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are hamartomas present at birth that are composed of nevomelanocytes and thought to originate from faulty migration of precursor melanocytes in the neural crest. Classification is based on projected adult size of the lesion. CMN size correlates positively with risk of melanoma and neurocutaneous melanocytosis. Management requires a patient-centered approach that weighs the risks and benefits of and alternatives to complete removal. All children with large and giant CMN, regardless of surgical status, should be monitored closely and undergo periodic skin examination...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195450/meltump-how-to-manage-these-lesions-in-the-clinical-routine
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Vincenzo Piccolo, Elvira Moscarella, Aimilios Lallas, Roberto Alfano, Gerardo Ferrara, Giuseppe Argenziano
Although most melanocytic lesions can be diagnosed by histopathologists as benign or malignant with high confidence, a subset of morphologically ambiguous lesions does exist and still represents a significant problem for pathologists. These lesions have been defined as MELTUMP, i.e. melanocytic tumors of uncertain malignant potential. MELTUMP could be considered as a large cauldron in which melanocytic lesions with equivocal morphologic features fall into, including most benign lesions and a minority of melanomas, unfortunately recognizable only a posteriori for their unfavorable outcome...
February 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195103/malignant-melanocytic-neoplasm-of-pancreas-with-liver-metastasis-is-it-malignant-melanoma-or-clear-cell-sarcoma
#10
Thomas Alex Kodiatte, Sam Varghese George, Raju Titus Chacko, Banumathi Ramakrishna
Malignant melanocytic neoplasm, usually seen in soft tissues, is rare in a visceral location and presents as a diagnostic dilemma. We present a case of pancreatic malignant melanocytic neoplasm with liver metastasis. A 58-year-old man presented with left upper abdominal swelling and loss of appetite. Imaging revealed a large mass arising from the pancreatic tail, and this was diagnosed as malignant neoplasm with melanocytic differentiation on biopsy with the possible differentials of malignant melanoma, clear cell sarcoma (CCS), and perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193642/basal-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-a-congenital-melanocytic-naevus-in-an-adult
#11
Lillian Cooper, Karthik Srinivasan, Nora Nugent
Congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) are common skin lesions. They harbour a risk of malignant transformation, and various lesions have been described as developing within them. A basal cell cancer occurring within a CMN has never previously been described. A case is described of a woman aged 52 years presenting with a slow-growing, symptomatic 3 cm lesion in the centre of a 10×5 cm CMN on her right upper back. Diagnostic core biopsy revealed an ulcerated, infiltrative basal cell carcinoma which was then further excised...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191661/combined-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-and-digital-dermoscopy-for-follow-up-of-patients-at-high-risk-of-malignant-melanoma-a-prospective-case-series-study
#12
Uxúa Floristán Muruzábal, Reyes Gamo Villegas, Ana Pampín Franco, Fernando Pinedo Moraleda, Elia Pérez Fernández, José Luis López-Estebaranz
Digital dermoscopy (DD) follow up is a useful strategy for monitoring patients at high risk of melanoma. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a valuable second-level examination after dermoscopy for the evaluation of difficult to diagnose lesions. The aim of this study was to assess the value of RCM in routine DD monitoring of patients at high risk of melanoma. In this prospective study, performed over 22 months, changing melanocytic lesions were detected by DD and excised. RCM imaging was performed before surgical excision of all the lesions, and histopathology used as the gold standard diagnostic test...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188308/tetraspanin-8-is-a-novel-regulator-of-ilk-driven-%C3%AE-1-integrin-adhesion-and-signaling-in-invasive-melanoma-cells
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Manale El Kharbili, Clément Robert, Tiffany Witkowski, Emmanuelle Danty-Berger, Laetitia Barbollat-Boutrand, Ingrid Masse, Nicolas Gadot, Arnaud de la Fouchardière, Paul C McDonald, Shoukat Dedhar, François Le Naour, Françoise Degoul, Odile Berthier-Vergnes
Melanoma is well known for its propensity for lethal metastasis and resistance to most current therapies. Tumor progression and drug resistance depend to a large extent on the interplay between tumor cells and the surrounding matrix. We previously identified Tetraspanin 8 (Tspan8) as a critical mediator of melanoma invasion, whose expression is absent in healthy skin. The present study investigated whether Tspan8 may influence cell-matrix anchorage and regulate downstream molecular pathways leading to an aggressive behavior...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169867/germinotropic-onychocytic-matricoma-a-new-histopathologic-subtype-of-onychocytic-matricoma-in-the-light-of-the-microanatomy-of-the-normal-nail-unit-with-special-reference-to-nail-mesenchyme
#14
Christophe Perrin
Onychocytic matricoma (OCM) is a benign tumor of adnexal keratinocytes in which there is complete cytodifferentiation toward the germinative cells of the nail matrix, the keratogenous zone cells, and cells of the nail plate. Several microscopic variants of OCM were initially recognized; acanthotic type, acanthotic and papillomatous type, keratogenous type, and melanocytic as slight proliferation of dendritic melanocytes within the basaloid cells. This study reports an additional histopathologic variant of OCM...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166613/melanocytic-nevus-count-and-dermoscopic-features-do-not-differ-in-psoriatic-patients-undergoing-biological-agent-versus-conventional-drug-therapy
#15
Serpil Pirmit, Nahide Onsun, Ozlem Su, Dilek B Ozkaya
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease and treatment of psoriasis includes conventional immunosuppressive agents and biological agents. There are a few data on the relationship between psoriasis and melanocytic lesions. Either benign or malignant proliferations may be seen with immunosuppressive treatment. Eruptive nevi and malignant melanoma (MM) have been reported also associated with biological agents There is raising link biological treatment and malignancies. The objective of this paper is to examine the effects of biological agents versus conventional drugs on melanocytic nevi count and dermoscopical features...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164623/decreased-synovial-fluid-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-msh-levels-reflect-disease-severity-in-patients-with-posttraumatic-ankle-osteoarthritis
#16
Guangyu Liu, Yunzhen Chen, Guichun Wang, Jianbing Niu
BACKGROUND: α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), an endogenous melanocortin peptide, has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammation effects and protect against cartilage damage. Objective In this study, we aimed to investigate whether α-MSH in ankle joint synovial fluid is associated with the disease severity of posttraumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTAOA). METHODS: 66 PTAOA patients undergoing ankle arthroscopical debridement or ankle joint replacement were enrolled in the study...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161440/immunohistochemical-profiling-including-beta-catenin-in-conjunctival-melanocytic-lesions
#17
Harsha S Reddy, C Dirk Keene, Shu H Chang, Arash Jian-Amadi, Patrick J Cimino
Conjunctival melanocytic lesions encompass a group of clinically diverse, benign to malignant, neoplasms that may contain overlapping histopathological features, making definitive diagnosis challenging in some cases. In this series, we compared multiple immunohistochemical (IHC) markers in 11 conjunctival nevi, 10 primary acquired melanosis (PAM) lesions, and 11 conjunctival melanomas. Immunostains included the melanocytic markers HMB-45 and Melan-A, as well as the proliferative marker Ki-67. Loss of beta-catenin expression has been associated with more aggressive clinical disease in cutaneous melanoma, but its status in conjunctival melanocytic lesions is not known, therefore we incorporated beta-catenin immunohistochemical staining in our study...
February 1, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157824/label-free-imaging-of-female-genital-tract-melanocytic-lesions-with-pump-probe-microscopy-a-promising-diagnostic-tool
#18
Francisco E Robles, Sanghamitra Deb, Martin C Fischer, Warren S Warren, Maria Angelica Selim
OBJECTIVES: Melanomas of the female genital tract present a unique clinical challenge. Not only are these lesions in an anatomically sensitive area, but also they tend to be multifocal and have high recurrence rates. Furthermore, several benign melanocytic proliferations resemble early-stage melanoma clinically and/or histopathologically. Thus, there is a significant need for additional tools that can help correctly diagnose and stage these lesions. Here, we quantitatively and nondestructively analyze the chemical composition of melanin in excised pigmented lesions of the female genital tract using pump-probe microscopy, a high-resolution optical imaging technique that is sensitive to many biochemical properties of melanin...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141766/choroidal-nevus-a-review-of-prevalence-features-genetics-risks-and-outcomes
#19
Jason L Chien, Kareem Sioufi, Thamolwan Surakiatchanukul, Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the prevalence, clinical features, imaging findings, cytogenetics, and risks and outcomes of choroidal nevus. RECENT FINDINGS: Choroidal nevus is a benign melanocytic tumor, often discovered incidentally on ophthalmic examination. This lesion is generally well circumscribed and pigmented. The prevalence of choroidal nevus in postequatorial region in United States adults (≥40 years old) is approximately 5%. Choroidal nevus is associated with higher lifetime unopposed estrogen and greater BMI...
January 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139032/pigmented-apocrine-hamartoma-of-the-vulva-a-case-report
#20
Giuseppe Angelico, Pietro Gangemi, Rosario Caltabiano
We herein report a patient who clinically presented with a pigmented, flat plaque in the vulvar area. Histological examination showed a benign lesion mainly composed of tubular and cystic glands with apocrine differentiation. The most striking histological feature was the deposition of finely granular melanin pigment both in the epithelial cells and in the luminal surface of the glands. In addition, Melan-A immunostaining demonstrated the presence of numerous melanocytes within the lesion suggesting that the pigment deposition was secondary to colonization of the lesion by melanocytes...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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