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0.5 to 2 cm in size, oval, skin-coloured to pale red, rarely light brown, slow-growing, dome-shaped papule/nodules with usually only slightly scaly surface, which is sometimes colarette-like at the edges. Rarely multiple occurrences. Clinically, the "inconspicuous" neoplasms are usually classified as seborrhoeic keratoses.
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Broad, acanthotic epithelial band with sharply defined area of large epithelia with water clear, PAS-positive, non-diastase resistant cytoplasm and a small, centrally located nucleus. Above the light-cellular zone a severe parakeratosis is usually visible. The dermis shows spindly lymphoid cell infiltrates. No increase of the mitosis rate. The epithelial ligament regularly contains sparsely distributed neutrophil granulocytes, which are rarely compressed to subcorneal microabscesses.
Some authors distinguish 4 histological types in clear cell acanthoma:
- Psoriasiform type
- Solid-acanthotic type
- Reticular type
- Exophytic type
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- Verruca seborrhoica: Clinically indistinguishable; usually more strongly pigmented
- Porom ekkrines: Hsitological random diagnosis
- Stuccokeratosis: flat, mostly wart-like new bite with a powdery surface
- Verruca seborrhoica: No clear cell component
- eccrine poroma: proliferation of cuboid CEA-positive cells, tubular structures
- Tricholemmoma: Deep-seated sharply defined node, trichilemmal keratinization
- Clear cell hidradenoma: extension into the dermis, no involvement of neutrophil granulocytes
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LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Blum A et al (2001) The dermatoscopic pattern of clear-cell acanthoma resembles psoriasis vulgaris. Dermatology 203: 50-52
- Bugatti L et al (2003) Psoriasis-like dermoscopic pattern of clear cell acanthoma. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 17: 452-455
- Degos R et al (1962) Tumeur épidermique d'aspect particulier: acanthome à cellules claires. Dermatologica 129: 361-372
- Fandrey K et al (1995) Multiple clear cell lacanthomas. Dermatologist 46: 865-868
- Finch TM et al (2000) Clear cell acanthoma developing on a psoriatic plaque: further evidence for an inflammatory aetiology. Br J Dermatol 142: 842-845
Incoming links (8)Acanthoma degos; Acanthoma, pale cell; Acanthome à cellule claire; Bright cell acanthoma; Clear cell acanthoma; Clear cell hidradenoma; Pale cell acanthoma; Papular xanthoma;
Outgoing links (7)Clear cell hidradenoma; Cryosurgery; Excision; Keratosis seborrhoeic (overview); Porom eccrines; Stucco keratosis; Trichilemmoma;
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