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Atypical Cellular Neurothekeoma in a Pregnant Woman

Ashley E. Gullett, MD; Laura P. Jimenez-Quintero, MD; Victor G. Prieto, MD, PhD; Doina Ivan, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(11):1342-1343. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.333.
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Correspondence: Dr Ivan, Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit #85, Houston, TX 77030 (DSIvan@mdanderson.org).

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Figure. Skin biopsy specimen. A, Atypical cellular neurothekeoma with a nodular growth pattern infiltrating the dermis composed of epithelioid cells, focally pleomorphic, with abundant cytoplasm (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×100). B, Estrogen receptor Ki-67 stains approximately 5% of the tumor cells (original magnification ×400); numerous mitotic figures are seen in the inset (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×400).




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