Pseudolipomatosis cutis: superficial dermal vacuoles resembling fatty infiltration of the skin.

@article{Trotter1998PseudolipomatosisCS,
  title={Pseudolipomatosis cutis: superficial dermal vacuoles resembling fatty infiltration of the skin.},
  author={Martin J. Trotter and Richard Ian Crawford},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={443-7}
}
Empty spaces within the dermis of paraffin-embedded sections of skin have been attributed to fatty infiltration and postulated to originate from topical steroid administration or sebaceous gland rupture. We examined skin biopsy specimens exhibiting dermal vacuolation to determine whether this phenomenon was associated with specific skin diseases and to attempt to illuminate its etiology. Routine hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections from 26 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded biopsy specimens were… CONTINUE READING