Rhinophyma's fibrous variant: an immunohistochemical study with mib-1 antibody

Rhinophyma's fibrous variant: an immunohistochemical study with mib-1 antibody Rhinophyma is a rare lesion and the fibrous variant is much more unusual than the florid type. Sometimes the excised material is not subjected to histological examination. The present study is the first, to the best of our knowledge, with a complete immunohistochemical evaluation of rhinophyma's fibrous variant. The results show that rhinophyma is a complex hyperplastic lesion involving stromal cells and capillaries as well as epithelial cells. The remote risk of malignant change in this condition is reason enough to give cases of rhinophyma some priority for treatment, and a thorough histological assessment of all excised tissue is mandatory. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Rhinophyma's fibrous variant: an immunohistochemical study with mib-1 antibody

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2001 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380100230
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Abstract

Rhinophyma is a rare lesion and the fibrous variant is much more unusual than the florid type. Sometimes the excised material is not subjected to histological examination. The present study is the first, to the best of our knowledge, with a complete immunohistochemical evaluation of rhinophyma's fibrous variant. The results show that rhinophyma is a complex hyperplastic lesion involving stromal cells and capillaries as well as epithelial cells. The remote risk of malignant change in this condition is reason enough to give cases of rhinophyma some priority for treatment, and a thorough histological assessment of all excised tissue is mandatory.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 28, 2001

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