Secondary anetoderma overlying schwannoma
Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnapdong Songpagu.Acta Dermato Venereologica (Impact Factor: 3.03). 02/2009; 89(2):219-20. DOI: 10.2340/00015555-0625
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ABSTRACT: Anetoderma is a cutaneous disorder characterized by loss of dermal elastic tissue resulting in papules from herniation of subcutaneous tissue or circumscribed areas of atrophic, wrinkled skin. Familial leiomyomatosis cutis et uteri (Reed syndrome) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by cutaneous and uterine leiomyomas. We report a 23 year-old-male- with Reed syndrome who presented with asymptomatic pearly white, atrophic, flaccid papules on the upper back and shoulder that depressed when palpated. Pathologic examination demonstrated showed an unremarkable epidermis and central loss of dermal elastin, bordered by clumped elastin, as revealed with an elastin stain. The correlation of clinical and pathologic findings indicated a diagnosis of anetoderma arising in a patient with Reed syndrome. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.