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
dermoscopy
yellow colour
CD68
WHO classification lymphomas
Dermatology
 
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
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Case report
 
Format application/pdf
application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.039
10.3889/oamjms.2018.039
 
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2018): Jan 25 (OAMJMS) Global Dermatology-2; 76-78
1857-9655
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.039/1812
https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.039/1745
 

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