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_______ biopsies are best for cases where most of the pathology is in the epidermis or superficial dermis

Shave

2

For most inflammatory dermatoses, a _____ biopsy produces the best results.

_______ biopsies are used for complete removal of a cutaneous neoplasm as well as in cases of panniculitis or fasciitis where substantial deep tissue is needed

punch

Excisional

3

For patients with unusual or persistent dermatoses, or if ________________ is suspected, more than one biopsy can be beneficial.

When a biopsy is performed for _______, two 4-mm punch biopsies are optimal: one for horizontal sections and one for vertical sections

cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

alopecia

4

Enhanced cell proliferation accompanied by an enlargement of the germinative cell pool and increased mitotic rates lead to an increase of the epidermal cell population and thus to a thickening of the epidermis --> ___________

acanthosis

5

___________ --> in which faulty and accelerated cornification leads to retention of pyknotic nuclei of epidermal cells at the epidermal surface

parakeratosis

6

In some diseases, dyskeratosis is the expression of a genetically programed disturbance of keratinization as is the case in _________. Dyskeratosis may occur in _________ and ________.

Darier disease
actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma

7

The most common result of disturbed epidermal cohesion is the __________,

intraepidermal vesicle

8

____________ is a primary loss of cohesion of epidermal cells

Acantholysis

9

Dermal–epidermal attachment is enforced by ________________ that anchor basal cells onto the basal lamina

hemidesmosomes

10

In bullous pemphigoid, cleft formation runs through the _________________ of the ______ membrane and is caused by autoantibodies directed against specific antigens on the cytomembrane of basal cells (junctional blistering)

lamina lucida of the basal

11

In both interface and lichenoid processes, lymphocytes are present along the _________________ associated with vacuolar alteration of basal layer keratinocytes.
Examples of diseases?

dermal–epidermal junction
lichen planus
lupus erythematosus

12

Angiocentric pattern:
infiltrate composed mostly of neutrophils associated with fibrin and hemorrhage is typical of _________________________ that presents clinically as palpable purpura.

In contrast, perivascular lymphocytes with hemorrhage is typical of __________________

small vessel or leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Schamberg’s pigmented purpuric dermatosis

13

Periadnexal pattern:
Perieccrine inflammation is not specific, but it is often a clue that leads to a diagnosis of__________, ________, perniosis, or syringotropic mycosis fungoides

lupus erythematosus, neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis

14

Nodular or diffuse pattern:
Nodular collections of lymphocytes raise a differential diagnosis of _________, cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia (pseudolymphoma), and angiolymphoid hyperplasia
If neutrophils predominate in a nodular infiltrate, one considers ___________, ________, follicular rupture, or abscess formation

cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
Sweet syndrome, pyoderma gangrenosum

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Palisading granulomas surround hypocellular areas of the connective tissue with histiocytes in radial alignment. _____________, _____________, and rheumatoid nodules belong to this group

Granuloma annulare, necrobiosis lipoidica

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The hallmark of scleroderma and morphea is the homogenization, thickening, and dense packing of the ___________, and a narrowing of the ___________ within the reticular dermis

collagen bundles
interfascicular clefts

17

The fragmentation and curled and clumped appearance of elastic fibers are diagnostic in __________________

pseudoxanthoma elasticum

18

______________ staining is often used to highlight presence, absence, or alteration of elastic fibers in the dermis

Verhoeff-van Gieson

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Verruca vulgaris:
___________ are identified by small round nuclei, perinuclear halos, and clumping of keratohyaline granules. They tend to be localized in the upper ___________ and ___________ in newer warts, and may be absent in more mature verrucae

Koilocytes
stratum spinosum and stratum granulosum

20

Condyloma acuminatum:
While papillomatosis is a common feature, the surface of condyloma acuminata show rounded crests (so-called _________) as compared to verrucae vulgaris, which demonstrate elongated, pointed spires

knuckling

21

____________ is reserved for SCC in situ of sun-protected anatomic sites such as the anogenital region

“Bowen disease”

22

Multiple keratoacanthomas may arise spontaneously, in the context of genetic syndromes such as in _____________, or as a side effect of taking certain medications, notably the BRAF (v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B) inhibitors ________, _________, _________

Muir-Torre syndrome
sorafenib, vemurafenib, and dabrafenib

23

BCC:
The lobules display palisading of columnar cells at the periphery. Within the lobules, mitotic figures and apoptotic cells (often referred to as ______________) are observed

single-cell necrosis

24

____________ demonstrate lobules of basaloid cells in embedded in the dermis, which have a cribriform or lace-like appearance. ______ are often present within the basaloid lobules.

Trichoepitheliomas
Horn cysts

25

A variant of a trichoepithelioma is the desmoplastic trichoepithelioma, which classically occurs on the _____ of young adult women.
desmoplastic trichoepitheliomas show elongated thin islands of basaloid cells set within a _____________ stroma

face
fibrotic (desmoplastic)

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Trichoblastoma:
Unlike BCC, however, ____________ are NOT commonly observed in trichoblastomas. Another distinguishing feature compared to BCC is the stroma surrounding the basaloid islands, which is richer in ______ and ______, lacking mucinous ground substance

epidermal connections
fibroblasts and compacted

27

Dysplastic nevi:
The “shoulder” refers to the junctional component of a nevus that extends at least _____________ beyond a central area of dermal nevus cells
______________ is a phenomenon in which nests of nevic cells from adjacent rete appear to grow toward each other and fuse.
_______________ is commonly observed in dysplastic nevi, and indicates fibrosis in the papillary dermis that runs in parallel to areas of bridging in the epidermis

at least 3 rete pegs
Melanocytic bridging
Lamellar fibroplasia

28

Spitz nevi:
__________ are a characteristic feature of Spitz nevi. These are acellular, globular eosinophilic inclusions in the epidermis, which are thought to be derived from _________ material.

Kamino bodies
basement membrane

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melanoma:
Solar elastosis is also frequently present, particularly in the ________ and ________ types
The epidermis is ______ in superficial spreading melanoma and often ______ in lentigo maligna melanoma

superficial spreading and lentigo maligna
thickened
atrophic

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melonoma:
Acral lentiginous and mucosal lentiginous melanomas, similar to lentigo maligna melanomas, show a predominance of _________ over nested growth along the dermal–epidermal junction

single melanocytes