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Adnexal tumor skin

M Llamas-Velasco, Y C Pérez-Gónzalez, E Daudén, A Rütten
BACKGROUND: Primary cutaneous apocrine cribriform carcinoma (PCACC) is a rare tumor, clinically appearing as a solitary nodule, mostly involving extremities of females and this lesion usually raise a differential diagnosis with metastatic cribriform carcinomas, especially breast cancer. DESIGN: To study GATA3 expression in a series of 14 primary cutaneous cribriform carcinomas and to test this immunostaining usefulness to differentiate this tumor from metastatic breast cancer...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Hemlata Panwar, Garima Goel, Kaushik Majumdar, Deepti Joshi, Dinesh Asati, Neelkamal Kapoor
The primary and metastatic tumors of the skin can be effectively diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC); however, the cytomorphological features of skin adnexal tumors are rarely described in the literature. We hereby describe the cytological features of two histologically confirmed cases of benign skin adnexal tumors. Case 1 is of a 46-year-old female who presented with an elevated firm nodule over the scalp. A cytological diagnosis of benign adnexal tumor possibly of sebaceous origin was given...
January 2018: Journal of Cytology
Angel Fernandez-Flores, Mar Llamas-Velasco, Carles Saus, Anisha Patel, Arno Rutten
Microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC) is a low-grade malignant tumor of the skin. Histologically, this tumor shows a biphasic pattern, with cords and nests of basaloid cells, as well as keratin horn cysts. This biphasic histological appearance has been interpreted by some authors as a sign of double eccrine and folliculosebaceous-apocrine differentiation, whereas some other authors defend a solely eccrine differentiation. In this context, sebaceous differentiation in MAC would support the first option. However, there are only 3 cases of MAC with sebaceous differentiation in the literature, and all of them were reported before adipophilin was available, which in the appropriate context (eg, testing clear cells for sebaceous vs eccrine differentiation) is very useful...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
V Papageorgiou, Z Apalla, E Sotiriou, C Papageorgiou, E Lazaridou, S Vakirlis, D Ioannides, A Lallas
Dermoscopy has been documented to increase the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians evaluating skin tumors, improving their ability to detect skin cancer and better recognize benign moles. However, dermoscopically "false positive" and "false negative" tumors do exist. False positive diagnosis usually leads to unnecessary excisions. False negative diagnosis is much more dangerous, since it might result in overlooking a cancer, with severe undesirable consequences for the patient and the physician. Therefore, management strategies should mainly focus on addressing the risk of dermoscopically false negative tumors...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Tristan J Dodds, Serigne Lo, Louise Jackett, Omgo Nieweg, John F Thompson, Richard A Scolyer
Tumor thickness is the strongest predictor of outcome for clinically localized melanoma. Therefore, accurate assessment is critical for appropriate staging, reliable estimation of prognosis, and management. When melanoma extends alongside skin adnexal structures more deeply than the main tumor mass (periadnexal extension), it is currently unknown whether the prognosis is more accurately reflected by the deepest point of periadnexal tumor extension or the main tumor mass. This study sought to address this question...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Trupti Pai, Shweta R Harwani, Asawari Patil, Ayushi Sahay, Tanuja Shet, Vani Parmar, Tabassum Wadasadawala, Sangeeta B Desai
Pilomatrix carcinoma is an exceedingly rare skin adnexal neoplasm derived from piliferous follicles, usually occurring in the head and neck region. Localization of this tumor in the breast is a rarity. We now report an unusual case of a 49-year-old female who presented with a palpable mass in the left breast for 2 years. Mammogram revealed a large, lobulated opacity with calcification, and positron emission tomography-computed tomography showed a metabolically active soft tissue mass measuring 15 cm involving all the quadrants of the left breast...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Luigi Naldi, Anna Venturuzzo, Pietro Invernizzi
Organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are a population at high risk for cutaneous adverse events. Their early recognition and appropriate treatment is an important component of the clinical management of OTRs and should be optimally dealt with by dermatologists working in the context of a transplant dermatology clinic. Skin examination should be a standard procedure before performing organ transplantation to assess conditions which may be difficult to manage after the transplant procedure has been performed or which may represent a contraindication to transplantation, e...
February 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Krista Estell
Periocular neoplasia is common in horses. Treatment of the periocular skin and ocular adnexal structures can be technically challenging. Common neoplastic conditions, a treatment algorithm, surgical principles, and therapeutic modalities are reviewed. Regardless of the type of neoplasia found or the treatment that is applied, success is most likely when the neoplastic tumor is small.
December 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
Adamantios Michalinos, Dimitrios Schizas, Antonios Sarakinos, Georgios Athanasiadis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Dimitrios Vlachodimitropoulos, Theodore Troupis
Poroma is a rare benign neoplasm that derives from eccrine sweat glands epithelium. Its histological subtypes, with respect to its position within skin layers, are eccrine poroma, hidroacanthoma simplex, poroid hidradenoma, and dermal duct tumor. Poromas commonly exhibit benign clinical behavior as they are usually small and asymptomatic and do not exhibit malignant behavior. Although their histological subtypes share similar histological characteristics, they rarely coexist in the same tumor. In this report we present the case of an unusual poroma in terms of histological and clinical behavior as it was large and presented histological characteristic of both eccrine poroma and poroid hidradenoma...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
Mayur Kothiya, Neha Mittal, Rajiv Kumar, Shubhada Kane
Mixed/biphasic tumors include epithelial-myoepithelial tumors, pleomorphic adenoma, matrix-producing tumors, cutaneous mixed tumors such as chondroid syringoma (CS), malignant mixed tumors (carcinosarcomas), pulmonary blastomas (in lung), and many others. Morphology may show overlap between various mixed tumors. At any particular site, whether these tumors are primary or metastasis from other sites is difficult to determine, more so if primary is unknown or not disclosed. CS is a rare benign mixed/biphasic skin adnexal tumor, considered as cutaneous counterpart of pleomorphic adenoma...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Julia Liersch, Amelie von Köckritz, Jörg Schaller
The present CME article highlights fundamental aspects with respect to the histopathology of the most common skin tumors (epidermal, adnexal, melanocytic, and mesenchymal), their laboratory workup, as well as the importance of supplementary immunohistochemical and molecular studies. The information provided is meant to assist experienced clinicians in choosing the correct biopsy technique and in interpreting dermatopathology reports, and to provide dermatology residents with a better understanding of dermatopathology...
September 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Kanwalpreet Kaur, Karuna Gupta, Deepika Hemrajani, Ajay Yadav, Kalpana Mangal
BACKGROUND: Skin adnexal tumors (SAT) encompass wide spectrum of benign and malignant tumors that differentiate toward one or more adnexal structures found in normal skin. Overall incidence of SATs is low yet they can be challenging to diagnose. AIMS: The aim of this study is to study the spectrum and microscopic features of SATs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective cross-sectional, descriptive study conducted over a period of 3 years...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Bahadur Shalini, Katyal Akshi, Nargotra Namrata, Soni Shilpi, Nain Manupriya
Limited literature is available on the use of fine needle aspiration (FNA) for skin tumors. Awareness of cytological features of these lesions is important to prevent misdiagnosis. A 45-year-old male, presented with slowly growing swelling over the thigh since 4 years. FNA from multiple sites yielded highly cellular smears with a dual cell population consisting of cells with small round nucleus scanty cytoplasm and polygonal cells with moderate to abundant cytoplasm. Extracellular basement membrane like material was also noted...
January 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Thomas Knackstedt, Faramarz H Samie
Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare and potentially aggressive cutaneous malignancy. Commonly reported in the periocular area and the head and neck region, sebaceous carcinoma can arise from any sebaceous gland in the skin. The clinical presentation may be nonspecific, and a biopsy is important to establish a diagnosis and to differentiate from mimickers including benign sebaceous neoplasms, other adnexal tumors, and basal cell carcinoma. A diagnosis of Muir Torre syndrome should be considered in patients presenting with a sebaceous neoplasm...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Roxane D Staiger, Birgit Helmchen, Claudia Papet, Diana Mattiello, Urs Zingg
INTRODUCTION: Spiradenocarcinomas (SCs) are rare and potentially aggressive skin adnexal tumors. Optimal treatment has not yet been established. Experiences with this carcinoma are mostly presented in case reports and few case series. OBJECTIVE: To generate to a synopsis of published data on SC with regard to diagnostic procedures, treatment, and outcome. RESULTS: Median patient age was 60 years and sex distribution was balanced. Tumor manifestations were evenly distributed within the sweat gland carrying skin...
October 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Kimberly M Komatsubara, Joanne Jeter, Richard D Carvajal, Kim Margolin, Dirk Schadendorf, Axel Hauschild
Cutaneous malignancies make up the greatest proportion of all human cancers and include melanomas as well as nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), as well as less common Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), cutaneous lymphomas, cutaneous adnexal tumors, Kaposi sarcomas, and other sarcomas. Each of these NMSCs differ significantly in biology, clinical behavior, and optimal treatment recommendations from each other and from cutaneous melanoma...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
M Pujani, G B Madaan, Z S Jairajpuri, S Jetley, M J Hassan, S Khan
BACKGROUND: Adnexal skin tumors are a heterogeneous group of uncommon tumors usually misdiagnosed clinically due to a huge variety of types and their variants. Histopathology usually helps in establishing the diagnosis. AIMS: The study was undertaken to analyze the morphological, clinical, and histological features of adnexal tumors (ATs) of the skin at our center over a period of 4 years. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: retrospective study was conducted over a period of 4 years (April 2010-March 2014), comprising 25 ATs of skin diagnosed in the Department of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi...
September 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
Gina Johnson, Jerad M Gardner, Sara C Shalin
Polarizable calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals have been well documented in breast biopsies, generally associated with benign apocrine metaplasia. In contrast, polarizable crystals are only rarely reported in skin adnexal neoplasms. We report 3 different cases of sweat gland tumors with polarizable crystals morphologically suggestive of CaOx: 1 apocrine hidrocystoma and 2 tubular apocrine adenomas. The histologic features were examined in 3 cases. Clinical presentation summary included 2 males and 1 female, ages 53 to 74 years, with lesions located on the left cheek, inferior vertex scalp and the left eyebrow...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Maria C Isales, Alexandra M Haugh, Jeffrey Bubley, Anna E Verzì, Bin Zhang, Emily Kudalkar, Christina Y Lee, Pedram Yazdan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami
Blitz nevi/tumors are a distinct subset of melanocytic neoplasia which show mixed morphologic features of Spitz and blue nevus. Genomically, most blue nevi have GNAQ or GNA11 mutations while most Spitzoid neoplasms have either an HRAS mutation or translocations involving MET, ROS, BRAF, ALK1, NTRK1, and RET. The criteria used for the assessment of malignancy in blue and Spitzoid lesions are different, and these lesions have different prognostic markers. In this study, we assess the clinical, morphological, and genomic changes in 18 cases of Blitz nevi/tumors to better characterize this subset of neoplasms and determine their optimal genomic classification...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Vani Bharani, Rajesh Kumar, Nalini Gupta, Radhika Srinivasan, Arvind Rajwanshi, Uma Nahar, Pranab Dey
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is occasionally used in the evaluation of primary skin tumors. However, in routine evaluation of any soft tissue swelling we encounter the cases of skin lesions. It is essential to know FNAB features of skin lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present detailed cytomorphologic features with histologic correlation of 28 primary skin tumors, evaluated over a period of 4 years. RESULT: An accurate diagnosis was provided in 42...
May 4, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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