Dermatology

Mucous membrane plasmacytosis

Sunday, 22 May 2011 14:31
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Mucous membrane plasmacytosis is a rare, idiopathic condition consisting of a dense plasma-cell infiltrate of the mucous membranes. Zoon first described a plasma-cell infiltrate occurring on the glans penis and plasmacytosis involving other body orifices have been reported under a variety of different terms. White et al. simplified the terminology by suggesting all plasma-cell infiltrates of the mucous membranes of body orifices be termed plasma-cell orificial mucositis. The differential diagnoses and treatment for mucous membrane plasmacytosis are summarized. A middle-aged female with an unusual plasma-cell proliferation disorder of the upper aerodigestive tract is reported for its rarity.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2011 14:43
 

Massive nodular melanoma

Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:56
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Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States, and its incidence rates are currently increasing faster than for any other cancer. Nodular melanoma often carries a poor prognosis because of local invasion and early distant metastasis. Herein, we report a case of the largest primary melanoma in the current literature, along with the management strategy of a primary tumor of this magnitude.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2011 12:16