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Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare but aggressive vascular malignancy that can present a diagnostic challenge due to a wide variety of clinical appearances and histologic features. Final diagnosis traditionally is yielded by corroborating the histologic and immunohistochemical findings with the clinical presentation; however, a histologic feature known as "fish in the creek," which consists of free-floating or tufted pleomorphic spindle cells within the vascular lumen, may be an additional diagnostic clue. In this study, we aimed to determine the diagnostic utility of this finding in cutaneous angiosarcoma. Our results suggest that "fish in the creek" has the potential to be an additional useful diagnostic tool for an otherwise challenging and deceptive malignancy.
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We report a case of cutaneous anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) with linear distributional lesions and sarcomatoid histologic features. A sarcomatoid variant is...
The insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) is a crucial component of malaria control programs, and has prevented many malaria cases and deaths due to scale up. ITNs also serve effectively as fishing n...
Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma (PCFCL) is the most common type of cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. The cutaneous manifestations of PCFCL typically include solitary erythematous or violaceous pla...
Locally sustainable resource extraction activities, at times, transform into ecologically detrimental enterprises. Understanding such transitions is a primary challenge for conservation and management...
Glioblastomas (GBM) demonstrate in vivo genetic and histologic heterogeneity that can be non-invasively identified using imaging phenotypes that identify regionally distinct areas of tumor...
Background: Patterns of scapular dyskinesis have unique scapular kinematics and associated muscular activation. The characteristics of scapular dyskinesis may be associated with functional...
This is a small study of the oral MEK1/2 inhibitor, selumetinib, to evaluate the potential utility of selumetinib in individuals ≥ 18 years old with Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and cutaneo...
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is typically treated with the parenteral product pentavalent antimony. Miltefosine is an oral agent shown to be active for mucosal leishmaniasis due to L braziliens...
The cutaneous silent period (CSP) is a brief transient suppression of the voluntary muscle contraction that follows a noxious cutaneous nerve stimulation. Studies in patients with central ...
A parasitic hemoflagellate of the subgenus Leishmania leishmania that infects man and animals including rodents. The Leishmania mexicana complex causes both cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS) and diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (LEISHMANIASIS, DIFFUSE CUTANEOUS) and includes the subspecies amazonensis, garnhami, mexicana, pifanoi, and venezuelensis. L. m. mexicana causes chiclero ulcer, a form of cutaneous leishmaniasis (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS) in the New World. The sandfly, Lutzomyia, appears to be the vector.
An asymptomatic, autosomal dominant trait in which pea-sized sclerotic spots, prominent in the metaphyseal area, are accompanied by unique cutaneous lesions. These are yellowish papules or plaques with increased elastin content. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, pp1434-35)
A disease caused by any of a number of species of protozoa in the genus LEISHMANIA. There are four major clinical types of this infection: cutaneous (Old and New World) (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS), diffuse cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, DIFFUSE CUTANEOUS), mucocutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, MUCOCUTANEOUS), and visceral (LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL).
A parasitic hemoflagellate of the subgenus Leishmania viannia that infects man and animals. It causes cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS), diffuse cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, DIFFUSE CUTANEOUS), and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (LEISHMANIASIS, MUCOCUTANEOUS) depending on the subspecies of this organism. The sandfly, Lutzomyia, is the vector. The Leishmania braziliensis complex includes the subspecies braziliensis and peruviana. Uta, a form of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the New World, is caused by the subspecies peruviana.
The analysis of a critical number of sensory stimuli or facts (the pattern) by physiological processes such as vision (PATTERN RECOGNITION, VISUAL), touch, or hearing.
Vascular relates to blood vessels (Oxford Medical Dictionary) and can be used to describe the supply of blood, a disease affecting the blood vessels or molecules associated with these structures. For example, <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->atherosclerosis ...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...