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Urachal duct remnant-like umbilical clear cell acanthoma in an infant: an unusual presentation and pitfall in clinical practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17550563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Although an umbilical nodule is common in neonates and young infants, an umbilical nodule of poor therapeutic response will increase the likelihood of other uncommon etiology. Clear cell acanthoma (CCA) has never been described as an oozing umbilical nodule on infants. METHODS: To present a case of CCA which occurred on an 8-month-old female infant presenting with one weeping nodule on the umbilicus since early neonate. The lesion underwent skin biopsy and subsequent hematoxylin-eosin and periodic acid-Schiff staining. RESULT: Three courses of liquid nitrogen cryosurgery were performed after the diagnosis of CCA was confirmed. The lesion resolved rapidly. CONCLUSION: This report presents the first and youngest case of umbilical CCA in the English literature. This case supports the inflammatory dermatosic nature of CCA.
Authors:
Hsiu-cheng Hsu; Chih-Hsun Yang; Tseng-tong Kuo; I-Hsin Shih; Hong-Shang Hong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-06     Completed Date:  2007-08-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acanthoma / pathology*,  therapy
Congenital Abnormalities
Diagnosis, Differential
Exudates and Transudates
Female
Humans
Infant
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy
Umbilicus / abnormalities,  pathology*

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