A “Yellow Submarine” in Dermoscopy

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A “Yellow Submarine” in Dermoscopy
Creator Satolli, Francesca
Rovesti, Miriam
Zucchi, Alfredo
Gandolfi, Marco
Feliciani, Claudio
Tchernev, Georgi
Wollina, Uwe
Gianfaldoni, Serena
Lotti, Torello
Subject histiocytic sarcoma
yellow colour
WHO classification lymphomas
Description BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is an extremely rare, non-Langerhans cell tumor. HS affects especially adults, its etiology is unknown yet. Skin could be interested by papules or nodules, single or multiple.  CASE REPORT: A Caucasian man in his late 40s came to our clinic for a naevi evaluation. During the visit, a rose papulonodular lesion was observed in the lumbar region. This lesion was completely asymptomatic, and it had been there for an indefinite period. The clinical evaluation revealed that the lesion appeared elevated, of 9 x 15 mm in dimension, symmetrical and of a homogeneous pinkish colour. The videodermoscopical evaluation revealed a homogeneous yellow central pattern, polymorphic vessels, an eccentric peripheral pigmentation and a white collar. An excisional biopsy was performed. The morphology and the expression of CD163, CD68 and/or lysozyme to the immunophenotypic analysis, revealed the true nature of the lesion.CONCLUSION: HS is usually diagnosed at an already advanced clinical stage and it has a high mortality rate even today. Dermoscopy, showing a yellow and distributed homogeneously colour, can facilitate its hard diagnosis.
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date 2018-01-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Case report
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.039
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2018): Jan 25 (OAMJMS) Global Dermatology-2; 76-78
Language eng
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.039/1812

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