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Simple approach to histological diagnosis of common skin adnexal tumors

Authors Alhumidi AA

Received 16 April 2017

Accepted for publication 7 June 2017

Published 17 July 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 37—47


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Paul Zhang

Ahmed A Alhumidi

Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Most adnexal neoplasms are uncommonly encountered in routine practice, and pathologists can recognize a limited number of frequently encountered tumors. In this review, I provide a simplified histological approach to be used by general pathologists and residents of pathology and dermatology programs. These tumors are classified into 1) tumors connected to epidermis, 2) tumors not connected to epidermis, 3) sebaceous tumors, and 4) dermal cysts.

Keywords: skin, adnexal tumors, histology, approach

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