Wolfgang Weyers

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Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare but very aggressive human malignancy of the elderly or immunosuppressed patients. Recently, the clonal integration of a new human polyoma virus, which was termed Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), has been reported in 8 of 10 MCC patients. In the present study, we studied the formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue(More)
Recently, a new human polyoma virus has been identified in Merkel cell carcinomas (MCC). MCC is a highly aggressive neuroendocrine nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) associated with immunosuppression. Clonal integration of this virus which was termed Merkel cell polyoma virus (MCPyV) was reported in a number of MCC. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell(More)
Spindle cell lipoma is a benign tumor characterized by mature fatty tissue alternating with short fascicles of small spindle cells in a stroma that varies from fibrous to myxoid. The variable proportion of these elements among different examples of the neoplasm confers to spindle cell lipoma a variable microscopic appearance that can make the diagnosis(More)
Four cases of lymphangioma circumscriptum cysticum are reported that developed 3-43 years after surgical or radiological therapy. Clinically, recurrent vesicles occurred in the treated areas. Manifest lymphatic edema was observed in only one case. The histologic picture showed papillary ectatic lymph vessels with no indication of proliferation or(More)
Erythema annulare centrifugum is classified generally into a superficial and a deep type. Whether those types are variants of the same process or unrelated to one another, and whether they represent non-specific patterns or specific clinico-pathologic entities, is controversial. To answer those questions, we analyzed 82 biopsy specimens from 73 patients(More)
Brooke-Spiegler syndrome (BSS) is an inherited autosomal dominant disease characterized by the development of multiple adnexal cutaneous neoplasms including spiradenoma, cylindroma, spiradenocylindroma, and trichoepithelioma (cribriform trichoblastoma). BSS patients have various mutations in the CYLD gene, a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 16q.(More)
Multiple familial glomangiomas are rare vascular tumours, which are inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. They usually arise at puberty or later, and may involve all parts of the skin. In contrast to solitary glomangiomas, they are not painful. Histopathologically, they are characterized by widely dilated vascular spaces, surrounded by only a few glomus(More)
In the past decades, the incidence of melanoma has been reported to rise in epidemic proportions. The chief reason for that pseudo-epidemic is improved criteria for diagnosis that allow melanomas to be recognized far more accurately and at earlier stages. The rising number of melanomas diagnosed has resulted in increased diagnostic scrutiny, more pigmented(More)