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The grenz zone.
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PMID:  23348142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: The grenz zone is a narrow area of the papillary dermis uninvolved by underlying pathology. Historically believed to be a feature unique to granuloma faciale, this feature has also been observed in other cutaneous inflammatory conditions, infectious entities, and neoplastic benign and malignant tumors. This review attempts to enumerate cutaneous entities commonly displaying a grenz zone with an emphasis on histopathological features that help in their differentiation. It also attempts to answer the obvious question of why select entities have this histopathologic feature by ascertaining the defining structure of a grenz zone.
Ossama Abbas; Meera Mahalingam
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1533-0311     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Dermatology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon †Department of Dermatology, Dermatopathology Section, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
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