Anthony Benedetto

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Acanthoma [Granuloma] fissuratum mucosae [oral mucosa], Acanthoma [Granuloma] Fissuratum cutis [ear, nose et cetera]

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Acanthoma fissuratum cutis (AFc), originally named granuloma fissuratum, is a relatively common, although not widely recognized, cutaneous lesion induced by minor, but constant mechanical trauma. Cutaneous lesions occur typically on the lateral edges of the nasal root or on top…

Pilonidal Sinus Disease (Pilonidal Cyst)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? The development of a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) most commonly occurs along the upper portion of the gluteal cleft, especially when there is an extraneous congenital invagination or sinus tract near the apex of the natal crease (Figure 1 ). This epithelial invagination functions as a…

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