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INTRODUCTION Neuroendocrine neoplasm have been described in virtually every organ where neuroendocrine cells are distributed throughout the body. It com­monly exhibits multiple lines of divergent differen­tiation. Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma from distant sites, such as lung, and colon are high degrade tumors with poor prognosis. Cutaneous metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma must be differentiated from Merkel cell carcinoma […]

Herpes zoster is a common viral disease due to reactivation of a latent varicella zoster virus in the dorsal sensory ganglia. It is responsible for a wide variety of neurological manifestations, but motor neuropathy is an uncommon complication. The incidence of this complication is reported to be between 0.5-31%, but particularly when the eruption is […]

A 55-year-old woman presented with a 10 day history of painful, grouped vesicles and paralysis of her left arm. She complained of a severe tingling pain in her left shoulder and arm over a 20 day period. The skin lesions were distributed along the left shoulder and arm (C4-C6 dermatome) (Fig. 1), and the patient […]

INTRODUCTION Herpes zoster is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus and characterized by segmental, painful vesicles along the dermatome. Frequently it causes neurological manifestation such as neuro­pathic pain, but motor neuropathy is uncommon, of which the reported incidence is between 0.5-31%\ Some studies using objective methods such as electromyography and the motor nerve […]

Papular elastorrhexis (PE) is a rare condition, characterized by asymptomatic papules and fragmen­tation of dermal elastic fibers. In 1987 Bordas et al. described the first case of papular elastorrhexis which consisted of several small yellowish papules on the trunk. It was thought to be a variant of nevus an- elasticus due to the reduction and […]

A healthy 21-year-old woman presented with a 1- year history of multiple skin-colored papules on the upper back. The history of trauma to the lesions was unremarkable, except for excoriation due to an itching sensation. However, the papules had already been present several months before excoriation. She had no past history of acne and no […]

Papular Elastorrhexis

12, Jan 2011

INTRODUCTION Papular elastorrhexis (PE) was first described in 1987 by Bordasl as multiple, discrete, nonfolli­cular, 1 to 5 mm diameter-sized white papules evenly distributed over the back, chest, shoulders, and upper extremities. It usually occurs in females, first appearing during the second decade of life. It histologically characterizes as decreased and fragmented elastic fibers, with […]