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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717212/a-clinicopathological-analysis-of-153-acral-melanomas-and-the-relevance-of-mechanical-stress
#1
Yi-Shuan Sheen, Yi-Hua Liao, Ming-Hsien Lin, Jau-Shiuh Chen, Jau-Yu Liau, Yu-Ju Tseng, Chih-Hung Lee, Yih-Leong Chang, Chia-Yu Chu
The pathogenesis of melanomas emerging in plantar surfaces remains unclear; however, mechanical stress has been reported to increase the formation of melanomas. In this study, we conducted a multicenter retrospective analysis of 153 acral melanomas diagnosed between 2000 and 2015 in Taiwan. The male-to-female ratio of the patients in question was 1:1.28, and the mean age at diagnosis was 68 years. We examined whether melanomas which developed in different areas of the patients' soles differed in their associations with various clinicopathological characteristics and survival...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710916/systemic-immune-inflammation-index-and-circulating-t-cell-immune-index-predict-outcomes-in-high-risk-acral-melanoma-patients-treated-with-high-dose-interferon
#2
Jiayi Yu, Xiaowen Wu, Huan Yu, Siming Li, LiLi Mao, Zhihong Chi, Lu Si, Xinan Sheng, Chuanliang Cui, Jie Dai, Meng Ma, Huan Tang, Tianxiao Xu, Junya Yan, Yan Kong, Jun Guo
High-dose interferon alfa-2b (IFN-α-2b) improves the survival of patients with high-risk melanoma. We aimed to identify baseline peripheral blood biomarkers to predict the outcome of acral melanoma patients treated with IFN-α-2b. Pretreatment baseline parameters and clinical data were assessed in 226 patients with acral melanoma. Relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were assessed using the Kaplan-Meier method, and multivariate Cox regression analyses were applied after adjusting for stage, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and ulceration...
July 12, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707317/acral-lentiginous-melanoma-a-skin-cancer-with-unfavourable-prognostic-features-a-study-of-the-german-central-malignant-melanoma-registry-cmmr-in-2050-patients
#3
Y Teramoto, U Keim, A Gesierich, G Schuler, E Fiedler, T Tüting, C Ulrich, U Wollina, J C Hassel, R Gutzmer, S Goerdt, C Zouboulis, U Leiter, T K Eigentler, C Garbe
BACKGROUND: Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is one of the four major subtypes in cutaneous melanoma (CM). Although ALM has a poorer prognosis than other CM subtypes, the prognostic factors of ALM have been verified only in small-sized cohorts because of the low incidence of ALM worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical characteristics of ALM and to evaluate their prognostic values based on a large dataset from the Central Malignant Melanoma Registry (CMMR) of the German Dermatologic Society...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692601/recurrent-braf-gene-rearrangements-in-myxoinflammatory-fibroblastic-sarcomas-but-not-hemosiderotic-fibrolipomatous-tumors
#4
Yu-Chien Kao, Valentina Ranucci, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Edward A Athanasian, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a low grade soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for acral sites, being associated with a high rate of local recurrence but very infrequent distant metastases. Although a t(1;10) translocation resulting in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion has been reported as a recurrent genetic event in MIFS, this abnormality is seen only in a subset of cases. As no studies to date have investigated the spectrum of alternative genetic alterations in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion negative MIFS, we undertook a genetic analysis of this particular cohort for further molecular classification...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692464/melanocytes-pattern-in-the-normal-nail-with-special-reference-to-nail-bed-melanocytes
#5
Christophe Perrin, Jean-F Michiels, Julien Boyer, Damien Ambrosetti
Previous studies of the density of melanocytes in the normal nail bed have had conflicting results. This is unfortunate because knowing the normal values might help the difficult distinction between a benign subungual melanotic macule and an early melanoma in situ. Five specimens of normal nail unit were analyzed. On hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections the melanocytes were undetectable. We defined the melanocyte count (MC) as the number of melanocytes per 1-mm stretch of nail epithelium. The mean MC for nail matrix was 6...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691466/oral-melanoma-with-osteocartilagineous-differentiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
M L Pallotta, G A Beltramini, L Moneghini, R Monteverdi, A B Giannì, F J Silvestre, A Baj
Osteocartilagineous differentiation within malignant melanoma is a rare occurrence with several implications for diagnosis. Most of the reported cases have occurred in acral lentiginous malignant melanomas. In this paper, the authors describe the clinical, morphological, immunohistochemical features and surgical treatment of a case of primary oral mucosal melanoma with osteocartilaginous differentiation and they review the existing literature. The clinical history of a 67-year-old man affected of oral malignant melanoma was described from the first presentation to the second recurrence...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689593/dermatologic-manifestations-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection
#7
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Mehmet Sayiner, Pegah Golabi, Freba Farhat, Zobair M Younossi
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with various extrahepatic manifestations, including dermatologic involvement mostly caused by immune complexes. Mixed cryoglobulinemia has a strong relationship with HCV with 95% of these patients being infected with HCV. Lichen planus is a disease of the squamous epithelium and may affect any part of the skin, with 4% to 24% of patients with lichen planus reported to have chronic HCV infection. Porphyria cutanea tarda is the most common form of porphyria, and it is thought that HCV interferes with iron stores, which can promote porphyria cutanea tarda...
August 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678766/prognostic-role-of-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-in-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Jie-Hui Zhong, Dan-Hui Huang, Zi-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may play an important role in cancer progression, and a higher systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) has been reported to be a poor prognostic marker in several malignancies. However, the results of published studies are inconsistent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of databases was conducted to search for publications regarding the association between blood SII and clinical outcome in solid tumors with a date up to February 12, 2017...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676327/anatomic-mapping-and-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-benign-acral-melanocytic-neoplasms-a-comparison-between-adults-and-children
#9
Na Hee Kim, Yoo Duk Choi, Hyun Ju Seon, Jee-Bum Lee, Sook Jung Yun
BACKGROUND: The clinicopathologic features of benign acral melanocytic neoplasms (BAMNs) remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To define the clinicopathologic features of BAMNs. METHODS: We analyzed clinical data and mapped BAMNs anatomically. We also reviewed the histopathologic features of BAMNs and compared these between adults and children. RESULTS: We included 396 cases of BAMN: 335 adults and 61 children (376 acquired and 20 congenital lesions)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675468/acral-angiokeratoma-like-pseudolymphoma-in-a-middle-aged-woman
#10
Shamir Geller, Alina Markova, Melissa Pulitzer, Patricia L Myskowski
Acral angiokeratoma-like pseudolymphoma is a rare type of pseudolymphoma presenting as dark-red papules on the hand or foot. We describe a 59 year old woman who presented with an unusual unilateral, clustered aggregate of scaly violaceous papules on the toe with an indolent course. Skin biopsy showed a prominent vascular proliferation associated with a dermal infiltrate of monoclonally rearranged T-follicular helper phenotype T-cells, in keeping with CD4+ small/medium T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (SMPTC-LPD)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656912/capecitabine-induced-acral-and-mucosal-hyperpigmentation
#11
Parul Verma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654767/melanoma-metastasis-to-the-mandible-case-report-and-comprehensive-literature-review
#12
Peter D Cervenka, Leonel Perez, Daniel E Perez, Bradley Jones
With the incidence of melanoma increasing yearly, there is a need for heightened awareness of its metastatic potential and for screening with appropriate referral for identification of pre-metastatic lesions. Melanoma has a 16- to 25-month period to metastasize from a localized disease to one with a median survival no longer than 12 months once metastasis occurs. Nearly one third of oral metastases are found to be the first indication of occult malignancy from a distant site. This report describes the case of a 54-year-old woman with a longstanding undiagnosed acral lentiginous melanoma with metastasis to the maxillofacial region...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632810/hydralazine-associated-cutaneous-casculitis-presenting-with-aerodigestive-tract-involvement
#13
Laura E Levin, Cynthia Magro, James Horowitz, Joanna Harp
Hydralazine-induced small vessel vasculitis is a rare entity with a limited number of cases reported in the dermatologic literature. A characteristic pattern of acral pseudoembolic vesiculopustules with necrosis and ulceration has been suggested along with involvement of the aerodigestive tract, indicating mucosal involvement is an important feature of this disease. We report the case of a patient with hydralazine-induced vasculitis who exemplified this characteristic presentation associated with severe involvement of the aerodigestive tract and gastrointestinal tract bleeding...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628691/eruptive-melanocytic-acral-nevi-in-the-setting-of-6-mercaptopurine-therapy
#14
Arpan V Prabhu, Kristin Bibee, Joseph C English
<p>Eruptive melanocytic nevi (EMN) are a rare clinical finding characterized by sudden-onset nevi that often present in a grouped distribution. They have been associated with chemotherapy, immunosuppression, bullous diseases, and medications including multikinase and BRAF inhibitors. It is important for dermatologists to be able to identify patients with sudden development of new melanocytic nevi secondary to particular medications. Herein, we describe a case of eruptive melanocytic acral nevi secondary to 6-mercaptopurine therapy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627712/acral-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-with-myoid-differentiation-a-report-of-two-cases
#15
Tariq Al-Zaid, Hatim Khoja
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-grade mesenchymal neoplasm with a tendency for local recurrence; it is rarely metastatic. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans typically arises in the trunk and proximal extremities. However, it can arise in unusual sites such as the hands and feet. Several variants have been described, including DFSP with myoid differentiation, which is very uncommon. This variant tends to be observed more with the fibrosarcomatous variant, and it can be either in the form of myoid bundles and nodules with no vascular relationship or represent hyperplastic blood vessels within the tumor...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621125/superficial-acral-fibromyxoma-with-cd10-expression-an-underrecognized-feature
#16
Luca Stingeni, Piero Covarelli, Stefano Simonetti, Gian Marco Tomassini, Marta Tramontana, Marco A Tomassini, Leonardo Bianchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614212/phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumors-clinicopathologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-analysis-of-22-cases-expanding-their-morphologic-and-immunophenotypic-spectrum
#17
Abbas Agaimy, Michael Michal, Simion Chiosea, Fredrik Petersson, Ladislav Hadravsky, Glenn Kristiansen, Raymund E Horch, Jan Schmolders, Arndt Hartmann, Florian Haller, Michal Michal
Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor (PMT) is a rare neoplasm of uncertain histogenesis that has been linked to tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) since 1959. The neoplastic cells produce increased amount of FGF23 which results in TIO via uncontrolled renal loss of phosphate (phosphaturia), and consequently diminished bone mineralization. To date, ∼300 cases have been reported. Although there is increasing evidence that PMT can be diagnosed by reproducible histopathologic features, firm diagnosis has been often restricted to cases associated with TIO and, hence, diagnosis of "nonphosphaturic variants" remained challenging...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612128/-vascular-diagnostics-in-peripheral-arteries
#18
REVIEW
C Espinola-Klein, G Weißer
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the most frequent cause for reduced perfusion in peripheral arteries. Patients with PAD have often manifestations of atherosclerosis in other vascular territories. Typical symptoms are intermittent claudication or rest pain and acral lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia. The majority of PAD patients are clinically asymptomatic; therefore, it makes sense to screen for PAD in patients with cardiovascular risk factors. The ankle brachial index (ABI) is regarded as an easy and cost-effective method for baseline diagnostics...
June 13, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611625/necrolytic-acral-erythema-in-seronegative-hepatitis-c
#19
Ploychompoo Srisuwanwattana, Vasanop Vachiramon
Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is a distinctive skin disorder. The exact cause and pathogenesis is still unclear. Most studies report an association of NAE with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We report a 64-year-old woman who presented with chronic mildly pruritic brownish to erythematous rashes on both lateral malleoli for 7 months. The clinical and histopathological findings were compatible with NAE. However, the serologic marker for HCV was negative.
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604932/acral-bullae-in-a-young-girl
#20
Elizabeth Hargroder, Robert M Gathings, Lara Wine Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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