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What exactly is trichoepithelioma?

What exactly is trichoepithelioma?

Skin neoplasm: Trichoepithelioma is a benign adnexal skin neoplasm It is derived from basal cells in the hair follicle and frequently presents as a basal cell Ca.. It may occur sporadically or as the cardinal feature of a uncommon genetic disorder called multiple familial trichoepithelioma characterized by the presence of many small tumors predominantly on the face, inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. At times the trichoepithelioma can undergo malignant transformation into a basal cell carcinoma. The gene involved in the familial form of trichoepithelioma is located on band 9p21. ...Read more

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What is "keratoacanthoma"?

What is "keratoacanthoma"?

A skin cancer...: Most dermatopathologists consider keratoacanthoma a variant of squamous cell carcinoma and therefore they are usually fully excised (removed surgically). However, technically and historically the term refers to a specific skin tumor that has a high potential to spontaneously go away on its own. Not all will, so we usually don't wait to remove in the event they don't involute on their own. ...Read more

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What is fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva? Is this HPV or is it just skin?

What is fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva? Is this HPV or is it just skin?

No it is not: This is a benign growth that can be found on the vulva or in the vagina. It can be hormone sensitive, if someone were taking hormones. It is not caused by HPV but to be certain, one should have a biopsy done. I assume by this question that this has been done. Here is a reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716997/ ...Read more

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What is premalignant?

What is premalignant?

Pre cancer: Pre-malignant = pre-cancer. Some colon polyps (tubular adenoma) can turn into invasive cancer as one example. ...Read more

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What is oslar nodules?

See details: Osler's nodes are painful, red, raised lesions on the hands and feet associated with a number of conditions including infections of heart valves (endocarditis). They are the result of immune complex deposition. ...Read more

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What is malignant mesothelioma? How is it different from benign?

What is malignant mesothelioma? How is it different from benign?

Pleural tumor: It affects the pleural membrane around the lung. Mainly caused by asbestos exposure. Many people can have thick plaques in the pleura that doesnt grow rapidly which is known as benign pleural plaques. When it becomes malignant the tumor spreads rapidly engulfing the lungs and causing fluid accumulation. ...Read more

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What is gangliocapsular bleed. What is treatment?

What is gangliocapsular bleed. What is treatment?

Brain hemorrhage: an intracerebral hemorrhage involving the basal ganglia and internal capsule, most commonly due to arterial hypertension or bleeding disorders. Treatment is aimed at the specific underlying cause. ...Read more

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Question about superior limbic kerato conjunctivitis: what is it and how is it treated/resolved?

Question about superior limbic kerato conjunctivitis: what is it and how is it treated/resolved?

SLK of Theodore: It is caused by mechanical trauma on the skin of the eye (conjunctiva) that right underneath the upper eyelid. Causes include thyroid disease, dry eye, and eyelid spasms. Treatment depends on cause but generally eye lubrication and large diameter contact lens at first. Correcting thyroid problems. Surgery is sometimes necessary to remove/cauterize the traumatized tissue. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a benign squamous keratosis?

What is a benign squamous keratosis?

It is: a benign (harmless) skin lesion usually thought to be associated with aging (skin damage) and sun exposure. (Often called "brown spots") Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a mucinous carcinoma?

What is a mucinous carcinoma?

The term is used: In ovarain cancers and rarely in breast cancer, also called colloid carcinoma there. It shows cell making mucin, usually from a tumor with the characteristics of an adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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What are rare pseudoinclusionsin thyroid fna. I know pseudoinclusions look like one circle inside another, but what does s the "rare" word mean?

What are rare pseudoinclusionsin thyroid fna. I know pseudoinclusions look like one circle inside another, but what  does s the "rare" word mean?

Context.: "rare" probably means the pathologist saw two in the total material. While pseudoinclusions suggest papillary carcinoma (usually the least aggressive type of thyroid cancer), the pathologist will give the diagnosis based on the big picture. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is dysplasia?

What is dysplasia?

Bad + formation: The term is derived from the greek roots dys= bad & plassein =to form.It has been applied to situations where body parts didn't develop properly during pregnancy or after birth. Bony dysplasia= bones formed wrong. It is also applied to situations where the bad formation occurs later= tumors where a normal tissue converts to a new "bad"pattern of growth. ...Read more

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What is papiloma?

What is papiloma?

Benign growth: A papilloma is a branching or lobulated growth or tumor originating from the outermost layer of skin.It is the term often used to describe warty growths. ...Read more

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What exactly is nevus?

What exactly is nevus?

Brown skin blemish: A nevus arises from a collection of pigment producing cells and are common throughout the body surface increasing in many in adulthood. They vary in size and thickness, are usually benign, but are watched for changes as an indicator of the malignant tumor melanoma. ...Read more

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What exactly is pickers nodule?

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Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule. In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more

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What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more

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What is keratitis punctata and how is it treated?

What is keratitis punctata and how is it treated?

No such disease : No such disease or syndrome exists. More information is necessary, because there is a diagnosis of just keratitis which is just a word to describe an inflammation of the cornea. ...Read more