John H Graham

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Forty-six examples of carcinoma cuniculatum, a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, were studied by means of light and electron microscopy and immunoperoxidase techniques. The tumors usually presented as ulcerated, fungating, and polypoid masses with openings of sinus tracts onto the skin surface that exuded foul-smelling greasy material(More)
Balloon cell malignant melanoma (BCMM) is a rare histologic variant of malignant melanoma (MM). Thirty-four patients with BCMM from the files of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) were studied by means of clinicopathologic correlation and histochemical, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural methods to better define this entity. The(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)
Dermal-type cylindromas of parotid glands in a patient with turban tumor, and various adnexal tumors, represent a rare diathesis, apparently not reported previously. A Caucasian man, born in 1916, had a scalpectomy for turban tumor in 1957. In 1957, 1960, and 1974, dermal type cylindromas were excised from portions of both parotid glands, developing from(More)
Ninety-six proliferating cutaneous epithelial cysts were classified into two subtypes, proliferating trichilemmal cysts (PTC) and proliferating epidermoid cysts (PEC), depending on the mode of keratinization or the origin of the tumors. The clinicopathological features and the biological behavior of these two subtypes were compared. Among 63 patients with(More)
Fifty-seven examples of a rare eccrine sweat gland tumor (aggressive digital papillary adenoma and adenocarcinoma) were studied by means of light microscopy, electron microscopy, and immunoperoxidase techniques. The neoplasm occurred as a single, painless mass, almost exclusively on the fingers, toes, and adjacent skin of the palms and soles. Microscopic(More)
We report a clinical and histologic study of 70 patients, each with a single melanocytic lesion termed "deep penetrating nevus" (DPN). The lesions are most commonly found on the face, upper trunk, or proximal extremities of patients between the ages of 10 and 30 years. Typically they are darkly pigmented. Histologically they are characterized by loosely(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)