J. Fergal Magee

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The BRAF(T1799A) mutation encodes BRAF(V600E) that leads to activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. This study aimed to assess the clinico-pathological features of primary invasive melanomas containing the BRAF(T1799A) mutation. Patients (n=251) with invasive primary melanomas from Australia were interviewed and examined with respect to(More)
Seven patients, including two sibs, with the Brachmann-de Lange syndrome (BDLS) are presented as representative of the different types of BDLS in a proposed classification system. Type I ("classic") patients have the characteristic facial and skeletal changes of BDLS using the criteria in the diagnostic index of Preus and Rex. Type I is distinguished from(More)
An enlarging cystic-solid cord abnormality was found at prenatal identification to be an angiomyxoma. Partial in utero decompression of the 16 x 12 x 5 cm cystic component allowed uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery at 36 weeks' gestation. Doppler studies had shown variable systolic/diastolic ratios in the solid component of the angiomyxoma.
BACKGROUND Chronic diffuse telogen hair loss is common in women. Paired 4-mm punch biopsy from the vertex scalp for horizontal and vertical sectioning is commonly used to distinguish between chronic telogen effluvium (CTE) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL). FPHL is now the favored term for androgenetic alopecia in women. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS To(More)
A 27-year-old man presented with a 10-year history of scarring alopecia on the vertex of the scalp associated with follicular crusting and pustule formation, and a papular eruption on the posterior neck. Additionally, there was keratosis pilaris on the cheeks, eyebrows and thighs. Histology from the vertex showed scarring with a mixed perifollicular(More)
BACKGROUND Hair follicles exist within follicular units (FUs). In utero the central primary hair follicles are surrounded by smaller secondary follicles. Each FU is nourished by a single arborizing arrector pili muscle that attaches circumferentially around the primary follicle with variable attachment to other follicles. Androgenetic alopecia (AA)(More)
We present a case of an early invasive melanoma (Breslow thickness 0.25 mm), 1.6 mm in diameter on the arm of a 38-year-old woman. She was under surveillance due to having multiple (>100) nevi, and the melanoma was assessed as a new lesion by the examining doctor. Clinically the lesion was hyper-pigmented compared with surrounding nevi and dermatoscopically(More)
A case of balloon cell melanoma encountered in a primary care skin cancer practice in Melbourne, Australia is presented. The presenting lesion was 6 mm in diameter, ulcerated, non-pigmented and without any algorithmic clues to melanoma. However the presence of terminal hairs caused the clinician to suspect that it was melanocytic. The lesion was reported as(More)
We present a case report of a 3.5 mm diameter superficial spreading melanoma on the upper back of a 27-year-old woman, signed out as Clark level 2, Breslow thickness 0.2 mm with regression to 0.45 mm. The patient, with Fitzpatrick type 1 skin and minimal actinic damage, had presented for a routine skin check with no previous history of skin cancers. At the(More)