Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Anetoderma

Anetoderma

History

          A 24-year-old male presented with a pinkish nodule on the right shoulder of many months duration. The lesion was asymptomatic, seemed to be hollow on palpation with positive button hole sign. He has no associated systemic disease or a primary skin disease in the affected area prior to the appearance of the lesion. 
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Acquired nevus flammeus

Acquired nevus flammeus

History

          A large unilateral nevus flammeus involved the right side of the face and part of the surrounding neck of four years duration in a 22-year-old female. No history of corticosteroid application to the involved site was given.
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Atrophoderma vermiculatum

Atrophoderma vermiculatum
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History

       A 9-year-old boy presented with honey-comb like atrophy on both cheeks. The face was symmetrically involved by numerous closely crowded small areas of atrophy separated by narrow ridges, producing a cribriform or honeycomb surface. He had no associated other diseases, such as congenital heart block, other cardiac anomalies, neurofibromatosis, oligophrenia, or Down syndrome.
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Post acne scars

Post acne scars
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History

          This 26-year-old man was bothered by many atrophic scars on the cheeks as a result of severe acne vulgaris .many years ago. Which therapeutic option is the best: CO2 laser, dermabrasion or chemical peeling?
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Acral lentiginous melanoma

Acral lentiginous melanoma
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History

         An asymptomatic, irregularly-shaped, hyperpigmented patch 8 cm in greatest diameter involved the side of one foot of more than one year duration in a 50-year-old woman. Skin biopsy disclosed acral lentiginous melanoma.  There was no lymph node enlargement or distant metastasis.
An interesting and informative collection of skin tumors cases are published in www.skintumors.blogspot.com 
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