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Pigmented tumors have similar clinical features that overlap and hamper diagnosis. Dermoscopy increases the diagnostic accuracy of doubtful melanocytic lesions and has been used as a noninvasive tool in the detection of pigmented lesions (PLs) like melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and pigmented Bowen's disease (pBD). Our objective was to show the dermoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND There is a major controversy over the natural behavior of keratoacanthoma (KA). KAs have been described as benign lesions, but also as variants of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Microscopic differentiation between these 2 entities is problematic, and sometimes impossible. Syndecan-1 (CD138) is an adhesion molecule whose expression appears to be(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of nail unit tumors is not well known because they are often misdiagnosed, and the clinical appearance of benign and malignant tumors is not characteristic. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 234 patients from the dermatology department of a general hospital in Mexico City were included in this study, from January 1982 to November(More)
OBJECTIVE Longitudinal melanonychia (LM) is a common dermatologic problem encountered in everyday practice. Its diagnostic approach is critical as it can be an early sign of nail melanoma. Racial melanonychia is the entity most frequently associated with LM. Because there are no clinical data regarding these associations in a Mexican population, we(More)
Paget's disease of the nipple is a superficial manifestation of an underlying breast malignancy. It has been reported in 1-3% of all breast carcinomas. The peak incidence is between 50 and 60 years. Its clinical presentation includes an unilateral, erythematous, slightly infiltrated scaly plaque and nipple retraction. Sero-sanguineous discharge may be(More)
Patients with a first primary melanoma are known to have an increased risk of being diagnosed with another primary melanoma. We present the case of a 42-year-old male patient with multiple primary melanoma who was admitted to the dermatology department at the general hospital "Dr Manuel Gea González" in Mexico City. Incidence, risk factors and prognosis are(More)
BACKGROUND Benign skin neoplasms are defined as autonomous growing tissue unrelated to normal growing of the skin, that persist even after the originating stimulus dissapears. Almost all human beings have a certain number of benign cutaneous neoplasms and many never seek medical attention. There is a dearth of information regarding the frequency of these(More)
Confluent and reticulated Gougerot-Carteaud papillomatosis is an uncommon dermatological condition that affects adolescents, especially young women with dark skin types. It presents itself as asymptomatic pigmented patches with a papillomatous texture that coalesce to form reticular plaques localized in the neck and intertriginous areas. The cause of this(More)
Subungual melanoma represents 20% of all melanomas in Hispanic population. Here, we report the outcome of 15 patients with in situ subungual melanoma treated with resection of the nail unit with a 5-mm margin without amputation, followed up for 55.93 ± 43.08 months. The most common complications included inclusion cysts and nail spicules. We found no(More)
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