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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338667/primary-photodynamic-therapy-with-verteporfin-for-small-pigmented-posterior-pole-choroidal-melanoma
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I D Fabian, A W Stacey, V Papastefanou, L Al Harby, A K Arora, M S Sagoo, V M L Cohen
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to investigate the outcomes of primary photodynamic therapy (PDT) for small pigmented posterior pole choroidal melanoma.Patients and methodsProspective interventional consecutive case series of 15 patients with small pigmented posterior pole choroidal melanoma, who were treated with three sessions of PDT and followed-up thereafter. Risk factors for failure were assessed and outcome measures at presentation were compared to those at last follow-up visit.ResultsTumor control was achieved in 12 (80%) patients in a median follow-up time of 15 months (mean 14, range 8-18)...
March 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332777/diagnostic-performance-of-the-melafind-device-in-a-real-life-clinical-setting
#2
Christine Fink, Claudia Jaeger, Katharina Jaeger, Holger A Haenssle
BACKGROUND: MelaFind is a multispectral computer vision system intended to -provide additional information on melanocytic lesions suspected of being melanoma by -objectively assessing their three-dimensional morphology. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of the diagnostic performance of MelaFind in a real-life clinical setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this observational study, 360 pigmented skin lesions (PSL) in 111 patients were assessed by office-based dermatologists using MelaFind...
March 23, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331853/melanomas-and-dysplastic-nevi-differ-in-epidermal-cd1c-dendritic-cell-count
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Grzegorz Dyduch, Katarzyna Ewa Tyrak, Anna Glajcar, Joanna Szpor, Magdalena Ulatowska-Białas, Krzysztof Okoń
Background. Dendritic cells could be involved in immune surveillance of highly immunogenic tumors such as melanoma. Their role in the progression melanocytic nevi to melanoma is however a matter of controversy. Methods. The number of dendritic cells within epidermis, in peritumoral zone, and within the lesion was counted on slides immunohistochemically stained for CD1a, CD1c, DC-LAMP, and DC-SIGN in 21 of dysplastic nevi, 27 in situ melanomas, and 21 invasive melanomas. Results. We found a significant difference in the density of intraepidermal CD1c+ cells between the examined lesions; the mean CD1c cell count was 7...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329568/localized-cutaneous-argyria-report-of-two-patients-and-literature-review
#4
Bryce David Beutler, Robert A Lee, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundLocalized cutaneous argyria is a rare skin condition caused by direct contact with silver or silver particles. It presents as asymptomatic gray or blue-gray macules that appear similar to blue nevi. Histologic features include brown-colored or black-colored silver granules in the basement membrane and dermis, most commonly surrounding eccrine glands, elastic fibers, and collagen fibrils. The condition is most frequently observed in individuals who are regularly exposed to small silver particles, such as silversmiths and welders...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329507/giant-benign-intradermal-melanocytic-nevus-of-rapid-onset
#5
Sarah J Coates, Andrew Avarbock, Garrett T Desman
Benign melanocytic nevi are slowly growing acquiredor congenital tumors with varied morphology,commonly encountered in dermatology clinics. Anytumor with rapid clinical growth must be assessedcarefully in order to exclude malignancy. We report awoman with a histopathologically benign intradermalnevus that presented as a rapidly evolving largecutaneous mass on the ear. Owing to the discrepancybetween the clinical and histopathological findings,an extensive histopathological work-up involvingmany deeper sections, immunohistochemical stains,and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) analysiswas conducted in order to rule out malignancy...
February 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329489/acquired-blue-nevus-of-the-nail-bed
#6
Daniel M Klufas, Syril Keena T Que, Adrienne Berke, Brett Sloan Maryland
Blue nevi are benign proliferations of melaninproducingdendritic melanocytes located in thedermis. These nevi tend to occur mostly on the skin,predominantly on the head and neck, dorsal aspectsof the distal extremities, and the sacral area, butcan also occasionally appear on mucosal surfaces.Blue nevi of the nail apparatus are uncommon. Themajority originate in the nail matrix where there is ahigher density of melanocytes. Herein we report ona 47-year-old man with a rare common blue nevus ofthe nail bed, an area with low melanocyte density...
February 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328134/somatic-pik3ca-mutations-in-seven-patients-with-pik3ca-related-overgrowth-spectrum
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Kit San Yeung, Janice Jing Kun Ip, Chin Pang Chow, Evelyn Yue Ling Kuong, Paul Kwong-Hang Tam, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan, Brian Hon-Yin Chung
Somatic mutations in PIK3CA cause many overgrowth syndromes that have been recently coined the "PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum." Here, we present seven molecularly confirmed patients with PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum, including patients with Congenital Lipomatous Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations, Epidermal Nevi, Scoliosis/Skeletal and Spinal syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, lymphatic malformation and two with atypical phenotypes that cannot be classified into existing disease categories. The literature on PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum, suggests that PIK3CA c...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325390/patterns-of-distribution-of-giant-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-gcmn-the-6b-rule
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Vanessa P Martins da Silva, Ashfaq Marghoob, Ramon Pigem, Cristina Carrera, Paula Aguilera, Joan A Puig-Butillé, Susana Puig, Josep Malvehy
BACKGROUND: Garment-related terms have been used to describe the pattern of distribution of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN). OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe patterns of distribution of GCMN and propose a classification scheme. METHODS: Photographic records of patients with GCMN from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona were analyzed and a classification based on observed GCMN distribution patterns was created. The classification was independently applied by 8 observers to cases found in the literature...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320463/hyaluronan-coating-improves-liver-engraftment-of-transplanted-human-biliary-tree-stem-progenitor-cells
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Lorenzo Nevi, Guido Carpino, Daniele Costantini, Vincenzo Cardinale, Olga Riccioni, Sabina Di Matteo, Fabio Melandro, Pasquale Bartolomeo Berloco, Lola Reid, Eugenio Gaudio, Domenico Alvaro
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy of liver diseases with human biliary tree stem cells (hBTSCs) is biased by low engraftment efficiency. Coating the hBTSCs with hyaluronans (HAs), the primary constituents of all stem cell niches, could facilitate cell survival, proliferation, and, specifically, liver engraftment given that HAs are cleared selectively by the liver. METHODS: We developed a fast and easy method to coat hBTSCs with HA and assessed the effects of HA-coating on cell properties in vitro and in vivo...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318130/blue-nevus-like-and-blue-nevus-associated-melanoma-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#10
REVIEW
Thore L Borgenvik, Tina M Karlsvik, Saikat Ray, Monica Fawzy, Nick James
BACKGROUND: Malignant blue nevus, blue nevus-associated melanoma and blue nevus-like melanoma are all terms used to describe malignant melanomas arising from, in association with, or resembling blue nevi. This review is aimed at summarizing the available literature to reduce the confusion surrounding this rare malignancy, and aid the surgeon in choosing further diagnostic or therapeutic measures. METHODS: We conducted a search of Medline, Embase, Science Direct, Scopus and the Cochrane Library for all full text articles published in English that reported on a malignant melanoma arising from, in association with, or resembling a blue nevus...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317531/special-considerations-in-children-with-vitiligo
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REVIEW
Alain Taïeb, Julien Seneschal, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier
Childhood vitiligo differs from adult-onset vitiligo for several features including increased incidence of the segmental variant, higher prevalence of halo nevi, and more common family history for autoimmune diseases and atopic diathesis. The major differential diagnoses are the postinflammatory hypomelanoses for nonsegmental vitiligo and nevus depigmentosus for segmental vitiligo. From a therapeutic standpoint, early awareness of the diagnosis seems to correlate with a good treatment outcome in this age group...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317165/dermoscopic-findings-of-an-unusual-acral-nevus-on-the-hand-of-a-child
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Tracey N Liebman, Marla N Diakow, Sharon A Glick
Distinguishing benign acral nevi from small early acral melanomas may be challenging in certain cases. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that can help clinicians better visualize deeper lesion structures and thus more easily differentiate benign nevi from melanoma. We report the case of a 13-year-old girl with a changing dark brown to black macule with a central papular component on the volar surface of the right third finger. Dermoscopy revealed asymmetrically distributed irregular black blotches on a bluish-black background...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314912/differences-in-the-melanosome-distribution-within-the-epidermal-melanin-units-and-its-association-with-the-impairing-background-of-leukoderma-in-vitiligo-and-halo-nevi-a-retrospective-study
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Xi-Xi Xiong, Gao-Zhong Ding, Wen-E Zhao, Xue Li, Yu-Ting Ling, Li Sun, Qing-Li Gong, Yan Lu
Skin color is determined by the number of melanin granules produced by melanocytes that are transferred to keratinocytes. Melanin synthesis and the distribution of melanosomes to keratinocytes within the epidermal melanin unit (EMU) within the skin of vitiligo patients have been poorly studied. The ultrastructure and distribution of melanosomes in melanocytes and surrounding keratinocytes in perilesional vitiligo and normal skin were investigated using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Furthermore, we performed a quantitative analysis of melanosome distribution within the EMUs with scatter plot...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314272/immunohistochemical-study-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-angiogenesis-in-melanocytic-tumors-of-the-eye-and-the-periocular-area
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Konstantinos Spiliopoulos, Dimitrios Peschos, Anna Batistatou, Ioannis Ntountas, Alexandra Papoudou-Bai, Aikaterini Zioga, Niki Agnantis, Georgios Kitsos
BACKGROUND/AIM: The ability of a tumor to grow requires a sufficient blood supply. Microvascular density is considered the standard for assessing the neovasculature. Tumor cell vasculogenic mimicry refers to the formation of tumor cell-lined vessels that contribute to tumor neovascularization. The aim of the present work was to study angiogenesis and vasculogenic mimicry in benign and malignant melanocytic tumors of the eye and the periocular region. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Histological sections from 118 patients were studied...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300931/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-a-multiple-verrucous-epidermal-nevus
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Samira Yarak, Taila Yuri Siqueira Machado, Marilia Marufuji Ogawa, Mirian Luzia da Silva Almeida, Milvia Maria Simões E Silva Enokihara, Adriana Maria Porro
Verrucous epidermal nevi are hamartomatous lesions of the epidermis that, unlike other epidermal nevi (such as sebaceous nevus or nevus comedonicus), are rarely associated with malignant neoplasms. The majority of squamous cell carcinoma develop in linear or multiple epidermal nevus and rarely in solitary epidermal nevus. In general, the prognosis is favorable. We report a case of well-differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma arising from a multiple verrucous epidermal nevus. Although there is no consensus on prophylactic removal of epidermal nevus, its removal and biopsy should be considered if changes occur...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299002/impression-cytology-in-a-series-of-clinically-diagnosed-ocular-surface-melanocytic-lesions
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Mozhgan Rezaei Kanavi, Seyed Bagher Hosseini, Roshanak Aliakbar-Navahi, Hossein Aghaei
PURPOSE: To report impression cytology (IC) results of clinically diagnosed ocular surface melanocytic lesions. METHODS: Ten patients with a clinical diagnosis of an ocular surface melanocytic lesion underwent IC using cellulose acetate strips and Periodic acid Schiff-Papanicolaou staining. Excisional biopsy of lesions was performed in case of observing atypical cells on IC or at the patient's request, and excised specimens were subjected to histopathological analysis...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296711/prognostic-role-of-the-histological-subtype-of-melanoma-on-the-hands-and-feet-in-caucasians
#17
Cristina Carrera, Adrià Gual, Alba Díaz, Joan A Puig-Butillé, Susanna Noguès, Antonio Vilalta, Carlos Conill, Ramón Rull, Ramon Vilana, Pedro Arguis, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Llucia Alós, Josep Palou, Teresa Castel, Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig
Acral melanoma (AM) is associated with a poor prognosis in part because of delayed diagnosis, but probably also because of other intrinsic characteristics of location. The aim of this study was to review the specific characteristics and outcome of AM in Caucasians. This was a cross-sectional retrospective clinical-pathological study of 274 patients identified with AM in the database of a referral unit in Europe from 1986 to 2010. The mean age of the patients was 56.6 (SD 17.7) years. 269 cases could be histologically classified and included in the study...
March 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296519/congenital-melanocytic-nevus-on-the-lower-eyelid-treated-with-continuous-wave-and-superpulsed-co2-laser-followed-by-erbium-laser
#18
Vito Abrusci, Valentina Benzecry
There are several therapeutic options to treat congenital melanocytic nevi. The motivations for the treatment of small- to medium-sized congenital nevi located on the face or other sensitive areas are frequently cosmetic. The choice of therapy depends on the operator's expertise and on the likelihood of improved cosmesis. We report a case of a medium-sized congenital nevi located on the lower eyelid, successfully treated with a combination of ablative lasers with a single surgical procedure. We achieved an excellent clinical and cosmetic result...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295655/characteristics-of-spitz-nevi-atypical-spitz-nevi-and-melanomas-in-patients-younger-than-20-years
#19
Efthymia Soura, Michaela Plaka, Christina Stefanaki, Vassiliki Chasapi, Erietta Christofidou, Christina Antoniou, Alexander Stratigos
The Spectrum of Spitzoid tumors and early onset melanomas has been extensively studied during the last few years.(1, 2) Although significant progress has been made in the histopathological and clinical description of these lesions, the biologic potential of the most atypical lesions of the spectrum still remains to be elucidated. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293512/a-novel-reconstructive-procedure-for-the-divided-nevus-of-the-eyelids-using-a-tissue-expander
#20
Kosaku Yamamichi, Masaaki Kosaka
Expanded local flaps and skin grafts (expanded/nonexpanded) are a common approach for reconstructing medium (1.5-20 cm) and large (>20 cm) divided nevi of the eyelids. However, this approach does not often provide a satisfactory cosmetic result, particularly in Asian patients, because of different skin types. We recently devised a new surgical procedure using an extended cheek flap and tissue expander for the medium-sized divided nevus of the eyelids. The upper and lower eyelids are concurrently reconstructed by divided flaps...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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