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Case Number : Case 2047 - 11 April 2018 Posted By: Iskander H. Chaudhry

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58M, Left posterior shoulder 5mm punch biopsy indurated slow growing plaque

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Admin_Dermpath

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Dear All Dr Chaudhry has posted his diagnosis on the case below: 

 

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Anil Patki

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Squarish outline suggests a hardening process. Collagen bundles are thickened, hyalinized and haphazardly arranged. This and the site which is typical, suggest a keloid.

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Agreed.  The lesion definitely shows morphologic features of a hypertrophic scar / keloid. However to my eyes, there are at least 2 histologic findings that are unusual for keloid.

1. The lesion appears to respect and spare the hair follicle like in Fig. 2 and 6. Scar or keloid tends to destroy the adnexal structures. 

2. The spindle cell proliferation appears to arrange parralel to the epidermis.

I would probably do smooth muscle actin to rule out dermatomyofibroma and cd34 to rule out cd34 plaque like proliferation. 

 

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Admin_Dermpath

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It would be great to get a few more differentials - plaque like DFSP - do you feel the morphology would fit with this? 
 
Dr Chaudhry

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Dr. Mona Abdel Halim

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I thought of Dermatomyofibroma, will ask for muscle specific actin, SMA and CD34

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Admin_Dermpath

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The final diagnosis was:

Dermatomyofibroma
 
On behalf of Dr Iskander Chaudhry

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