Monthly Archives: November 2012
When assessing vesiculo-bullous diseases first assess the anatomic level of split. Then an assessment of the mechanisms of split may be helpful; whether the process appears spongiotic, acantholytic or if there is ballooning degeneration of keratinocytes. For subepidermal blisters then … Continue reading
Came across the mneumonic today for the differentials of painful skin tumours: LEND AN EGG Leiomyoma Eccrine spiradenoma Neuroma Dermatofibroma Angiolipoma Neurilemmoma Endometrioma Glomus tumor Granular cell tumour Reference: Naverson et al. Painful tumours of the skin: “LEND AN EGG”. … Continue reading
Passed the Part 1 🙂 Woo!
Histological grade is one of the most important prognostic factors in bladder Ca. The 1973 WHO classification: Papilloma Grade I – Minimal architectural abnormality and cytological atypia. Greater than 7 urothelial cells thick, predilection for ureteric orifices. Increased risk of … Continue reading
Near full house of different tissues seen in dermoid cysts in the last week:
Leiomyomas are very common and show a fascicular arrangement of smooth muscle bundles. However there are a number of variants, atypical features, degenerative changes and treatment associated changes worth looking out for. Cellular leiomyoma – Look much more blue, as … Continue reading