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Case Number : Case 2552 - 17 April 2020 Posted By: Dr. Richard Carr

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70-F. Erythematous plaque forehead.


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Malignant spindle cell tumors for immunos. Ddx. Desmoplastic melanoma.

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Agree. Lymphoid nodular clusters in sclerotic dermis. There is something resembling Rosaj Dorfman Disease in pic 4, also.

S100 should be +ve in both, but SOX10 could be an appropriate immuno for ddx.

 

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Krishnakumar subramanian

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slide 2,3 and 5 showing some collagenolytic changes could be granuloma multiforme, but a mitotic activity is seen in image 6

i dont know

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Meenakshi Batrani

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On 17/04/2020 at 19:55, Hamad said:

Malignant spindle cell tumors for immunos. Ddx. Desmoplastic melanoma.

Agree, suspicious for spindle cell melanoma.

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Dr. Richard Carr

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This case serves to support Phillip Mckee's adage that before every sign out say to yourself "desmoplastic melanoma" (DM). It is a good idea to perform S100 on any odd fibrohistiocytic / inflammatory looking lesions on the head & neck of an older individual. This case actually dates from several years before and there had been a previous lentigo maligna near this lesion. Despite this an otherwise good, but non-dermato-, pathologist possibly unaware of Phillip's adage signed it out as in keeping with lupus tumidus. We received a recent specimen (some 6 years later) that led us to review this biopsy. I'd like to thank Dr Domenico Mesiano for sharing this learning case. I think it also serves to illustrate the DM in it's pure form can be rather indolent. When I looked at the case "blind" I was thinking of morphoea which serves hopefully to illustrate the difficulty and that it's very easy to slip-up with this diagnosis so that clinical information is highly important. The case is quite similar to another one we illustrated on the leg (granuloma annulare-like).

 

See also Case 2460

 

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Dr. Mona Abdel-Halim

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Nice! my thought was desmoplastic melanoma too. 

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