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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332777/diagnostic-performance-of-the-melafind-device-in-a-real-life-clinical-setting
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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/28329507/giant-benign-intradermal-melanocytic-nevus-of-rapid-onset
#3
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
#4
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/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/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/28299002/impression-cytology-in-a-series-of-clinically-diagnosed-ocular-surface-melanocytic-lesions
#9
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/28296519/congenital-melanocytic-nevus-on-the-lower-eyelid-treated-with-continuous-wave-and-superpulsed-co2-laser-followed-by-erbium-laser
#10
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/28292959/multiepitope-tissue-analysis-reveals-sppl3-mediated-adam10-activation-as-a-key-step-in-the-transformation-of-melanocytes
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Christian Ostalecki, Jung-Hyun Lee, Jochen Dindorf, Lena Collenburg, Stephan Schierer, Beate Simon, Stefan Schliep, Elisabeth Kremmer, Gerold Schuler, Andreas S Baur
The evolution of cancer is characterized by the appearance of specific mutations, but these mutations are translated into proteins that must cooperate to induce malignant transformation. Using a systemic approach with the multiepitope ligand cartography (MELC) technology, we analyzed protein expression profiles (PEPs) in nevi and BRAF(V600E)-positive superficial spreading melanomas (SSMs) from patient tissues to identify key transformation events. The PEPs in nevi and SSMs differed predominantly in the abundance of specific antigens, but the PEPs of nevi- and melanoma-associated keratinocytes gradually changed during the transformation process...
March 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290622/melanoma-and-melanocytic-nevi-in-paediatric-patients-a-single-institution-experience
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Paola Sgubbi, Francesco Savoia, Emi Dika, Iria Neri, Pier A Fanti, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is an infrequent neoplasm in children and adolescents. The number of consultancies for melanocytic nevi control in the paediatric population is increased by the major anxiety of parents and paediatricians. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in order to evaluate the incidence rate of melanoma, Spitz nevi, congenital and acquired melanocytic nevi in patients aged 14 years or less and referred to our institution from April 2010 to September 2015...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266027/risks-of-unregulated-use-of-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-analogues-a-review
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Louis Habbema, Anne Berthe Halk, Martino Neumann, Wilma Bergman
Recently, the unregulated use of untested synthetic alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) analogues, commonly known as melanotan I and II, appears to have increased. These analogues are primarily used for their tan-stimulating effects. Dermatologists see many patients in their clinic who tan. This review provides an overview of the risks of the unregulated use of these substances. Other topics discussed here include the history and safety of afamelanotide, which is the only α-MSH analogue that is approved for use in a limited number of medical indications...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265576/long-noncoding-rna-pvt1-as-a-novel-diagnostic-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-for-melanoma
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Xiangjun Chen, Guozhen Gao, Sha Liu, Li Yu, Dexiong Yan, Xingwei Yao, Weijing Sun, Dezhi Han, Hao Dong
Accumulating evidences indicated that plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) plays vital roles in several cancers. However, the expression, functions, and clinical values of PVT1 in melanoma are still unknown. In this study we measured the expression of PVT1 in clinical tissues and serum samples and explored the diagnostic value of PVT1 for melanoma and the effects of PVT1 on melanoma cell proliferation, cell cycle, and migration. Our results, combined with publicly available PVT1 expression data, revealed that PVT1 is upregulated in melanoma tissues compared with nonneoplastic nevi tissues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255385/reelin-and-its-receptors-vldlr-and-apoer2-in-melanocytic-nevi
#15
A Mihail, G Coman, F Staniceanu, L Coman, S Zurac, O A Coman
Reelin is an extracellular signaling protein synthesized by Cajal-Retius cells in utero and early after birth, its presence being signaled in adult life too. Reelin acts on its receptors, VLDLR and ApoER2, acting on cytoskeleton, controlling migration and subsequently positioning and stabilizing the cortical neurons. We investigated the reelin presence and its receptors, VLDLR and ApoER2, in melanocytic nevi considering the neural crest origin of the nevus cells and their migration into skin during embrionary period...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249010/tfap2-paralogs-regulate-melanocyte-differentiation-in-parallel-with-mitf
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Hannah E Seberg, Eric Van Otterloo, Stacie K Loftus, Huan Liu, Greg Bonde, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Derek E Gildea, Juan F Santana, J Robert Manak, William J Pavan, Trevor Williams, Robert A Cornell
Mutations in the gene encoding transcription factor TFAP2A result in pigmentation anomalies in model organisms and premature hair graying in humans. However, the pleiotropic functions of TFAP2A and its redundantly-acting paralogs have made the precise contribution of TFAP2-type activity to melanocyte differentiation unclear. Defining this contribution may help to explain why TFAP2A expression is reduced in advanced-stage melanoma compared to benign nevi. To identify genes with TFAP2A-dependent expression in melanocytes, we profile zebrafish tissue and mouse melanocytes deficient in Tfap2a, and find that expression of a small subset of genes underlying pigmentation phenotypes is TFAP2A-dependent, including Dct, Mc1r, Mlph, and Pmel...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248717/mass-spectrometry-imaging-can-distinguish-on-a-proteomic-level-between-proliferative-nodules-within-a-benign-congenital-nevus-and-malignant-melanoma
#17
Rossitza Lazova, Zhe Yang, Constantin El Habr, Young Lim, Keith Adam Choate, Erin H Seeley, Richard M Caprioli, Li Yangqun
Histopathological interpretation of proliferative nodules occurring in association with congenital melanocytic nevi can be very challenging due to their similarities with congenital malignant melanoma and malignant melanoma arising in association with congenital nevi. We hereby report a diagnostically challenging case of congenital melanocytic nevus with proliferative nodules and ulcerations, which was originally misdiagnosed as congenital malignant melanoma. Subsequent histopathological examination in consultation by one of the authors (R...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243497/dermoscopic-and-confocal-features-of-an-axillary-special-site-nevus
#18
Riana Dutt, Harold S Rabinovitz, Rajendra Singh, Alon Scope
"Nevi of special sites" is a term that denotes melanocytic nevi presenting in specific anatomic locations including the scalp, genital area, flexural sites, and acral sites [1]. Nevi from these anatomic sites display at times histopathologic features that may lead the reading pathologist to recommend re-excision of these benign nevi. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a noninvasive imaging tool that allows for visualization of epidermal, dermal-epidermal junctional (DEJ), and superficial dermal tissue structures at cellular level resolution...
January 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243496/reflectance-confocal-microscopy-features-of-facial-angiofibromas
#19
José-Francisco Millán-Cayetano, Oriol Yélamos, Anthony M Rossi, Michael A Marchetti, Manu Jain
Facial angiofibromas are benign tumors presenting as firm, dome-shaped, flesh-colored to pink papules, typically on the nose and adjoining central face. Clinically and dermoscopically they can mimic melanocytic nevi or basal cell carcinomas (BCC). Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a noninvasive imaging tool that is useful in diagnosing melanocytic and non-melanocytic facial lesions. To date no studies have described the RCM features of facial angiofibromas. Herein, we present two cases of facial angiofibromas that were imaged with RCM and revealed tumor island-like structures that mimicked BCC, leading to skin biopsy...
January 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242090/congenital-melanocytic-nevi-in-young-children-histopathologic-features-and-clinical-outcomes
#20
Emily A Simons, Jennifer T Huang, Birgitta Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Although only large congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are associated with a significantly high risk for malignant transformation, CMN of all sizes are prone to changes in clinical appearance in early childhood and thus are often biopsied or excised. While CMNs typically exhibit benign behavior, atypical histopathologic findings might be common and may prompt additional unnecessary procedures. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and associated clinical outcomes of atypical histopathologic features in CMN in children...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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