George P. Lupton

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In 1987 a clinicopathologic study by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) of rare sweat gland tumors, termed aggressive digital papillary adenoma and adenocarcinoma, was published. Since that time, the AFIP has continued to collect these tumors for study. Based on additional follow-up data, we think the original classification of these tumors(More)
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon malignancy of the skin and has a high rate of recurrence and metastasis. There have been few large studies of the biologic behavior of MCC. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine whether there were clinical or histologic features of MCC that predict its biologic behavior. METHODS We reviewed 132(More)
BACKGROUND Pilomatrix carcinoma, a malignant variant of pilomatrixoma, is extremely rare. The authors report 20 patients with pilomatrix carcinoma and review the pertinent literature. METHODS Tumors showing histologic features of pilomatrix carcinoma were selected from the files of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Clinical data of the 20 selected(More)
BACKGROUND Desmoplastic malignant melanoma (DMM) is an uncommon variant of malignant melanoma and often is difficult to diagnose. Because of the relative rarity of this tumor, it has not been well studied and controversy remains concerning its biologic potential. OBJECTIVE We compared survival rates of DMM with those of other malignant melanomas and(More)
The antibody HMB-45 used as an immunohistochemical reagent has often been labeled as a marker for melanoma, even though some benign lesions have been noted to show positive staining reactions with this reagent. Biopsy specimens from 225 benign and malignant melanocytic lesions were examined after immunoperoxidase staining for S-100 protein and HMB-45. The(More)
This report describes the clinicopathologic findings in 176 patients who presented with 178 tumors currently referred to as neurothekeomas. Our study group included 64 males and 112 females, ranging from 20 months to 85 years old at the time of their first surgical procedure (median age: 17 y). Twenty-four percent of patients were <or=10 years of age and(More)
Majocchi's granuloma (nodular granulomatous perifolliculitis) is a well recognized but uncommon infection of dermal and subcutaneous tissue by fungal organisms (dermatophytes) usually limited to the superficial epidermis. The organism usually associated with Majocchi's granuloma is Trichophyton rubrum; however, other dermatophytes including T.(More)
Microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC) is a recently described malignant neoplasm of the adnexal structures of skin that shows a marked propensity for early infiltrative and locally aggressive growth. Its banal clinical appearance may lead to a delay in diagnosing the tumor by biopsy, and its multifaceted histologic features may lead to an incorrect tissue(More)
We report 14 cases of trichogerminoma, a rare form of cutaneous adnexal neoplasm, derived from hair germ epithelium. The neoplasms occurred in 9 men and 5 women. Their ages ranged from 16 to 73 years (median 53 years). The tumors were slow growing, asymptomatic dermal or subcutaneous nodules, located on the head and neck (6), trunk (4), extremities (2) and(More)
The Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is a triad of cutaneous lesions including multiple fibrofolliculomas, trichodiscomas, and acrochordons. The inheritance is autosomal dominant in nature. We present a family of three with multiple firm, skin-colored papules in whom the three types of lesions are documented. In addition, we discuss the clinical differential(More)