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    Oxford, UK : Blackwell Science Ltd
    Histopathology 45 (2004), S. 0 
    ISSN: 1365-2559
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Aims:  To report five malignant trichogenic tumours arising in longstanding, previously benign adnexal neoplasms through malignant transformation. Malignant trichogenic adnexal tumours are extremely rare neoplasms.Methods and results:  The patients were between 55 years and 79 years of age. Three of the tumours were located on the arms, two on the face. Three of our patients had a history of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, one patient had a history of colonic adenocarcinoma. The duration of the tumour nodules was reported as between 20 and 40 years before sudden changes occurred. These changes included rapid growth, pain, itching, ulceration and bleeding. Histologically, all tumours were well circumscribed and encapsulated. There was a residual benign tumour component and morphological signs such as bone formation, dystrophic calcification and sclerosis suggesting long duration of the lesions. All patients except for one, who refused further clinical investigation due to her advanced age of 79 years, had an underlying systemic malignancy.Conclusions:  The growth stimulus in these benign adnexal neoplasms resulting in malignant transformation may be attributed to the acquisition of additional genetic events or to immunosuppression due to an underlying neoplastic disease. Therefore, patients with systemic diseases or malignancy should be carefully examined and followed for sudden changes in pre-existing benign cutaneous tumours.
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    Oxford, UK : Blackwell Science Ltd
    Histopathology 45 (2004), S. 0 
    ISSN: 1365-2559
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Aims : To analyse 90 vulvar and 72 penile cases of lichen sclerosus (LS) on haematoxylin and eosin sections for vascular changes and the vascular infiltrates immunohistochemically with antibodies to T cells, B cells and antigen-presenting dendritic cells. LS is a skin disease of presumed autoimmune origin. Autoimmune diseases are mediated by lymphocytes which occasionally produce a lymphocytic vasculitis.Methods and results : Three types of lymphocytic infiltrates were identified: (i) perivascular lymphocytic infiltrates without damage to vessel walls; (ii) lymphocytic vasculitis in three forms: (a) concentric lymphohistiocytic infiltrates with lamination of the adventitia by basement membrane material which was typical for penile LS; (b) lymphocytic vasculitis with dense perivascular lymphocytic cuffing with occasional fibrin deposition in vessel walls and subendothelial lymphocyte infiltration, quite common in vulvar LS; and (c) intramural lymphocytic infiltrates in large muscular vessels; (iii) leukocytoclastic vasculitis in LS was exceptionally rare. In lymphocytic vasculitis, CD20+ B cells, CD4+ T cells and dendritic cells were the principal infiltrating cells.Conclusions : Dendritic cells capture (foreign) antigens after entry into the affected tissues and initiate immune responses acting as a matrix on which antigen-specific T and B cells interact. The described vascular features are indicative of antigen-mediated vasculitic changes in LS.
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