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Abstract | April 6, 2022

Large Dermoid Cyst Masquerading as a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Dermoid cysts are rare, benign congenital tumors that develop due to abnormal fusion of ectodermal and mesodermal cell lines. On histology, these growths are lined by stratified squamous epithelial cells and typically contain adnexal structures including sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and hair follicles, which can help distinguish them from epidermoid cysts.

Posted in: Dermatology3

Abstract | April 5, 2022

A challenging case of Metastatic Mucosal Melanoma

Mucosal melanoma is a rare and extremely aggressive malignancy, distinct from other melanomas. Melanocytes, though abundant in the skin, can also be found in the mucous membrane.

Posted in: Dermatology3

Abstract | April 4, 2022

Underlying Zinc Deficiency presenting as Recurrent Cellulitis in a Middle-Aged Caucasian Male

We present a case where recurrent cellulitis occurred secondary to an underlying zinc deficiency. Cellulitis is a deep skin infection characterized by erythema, pain, warmth, and swelling.

Posted in: Dermatology3

SMJ Article | Original Article

Does Point-of-Care Ultrasound Affect Outcomes in Pediatric Patients with Skin and Soft Tissue Infections?

Objective: There is increasing evidence for the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in pediatric patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), but there is a lack of sufficient data on its impact on SSTI outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine whether POCUS use is associated with...

Posted in: Dermatology2

SMJ Article | Original Article

US Dermatology Resident Responses about the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a Nationwide Survey

Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically changed resident training in the United States. Here, we explore the early perceived effects of COVID-19 on dermatology residents through an electronic sample survey and identify possible areas for targeted improvement in lieu of a possible second wave of COVID-19 cases....

Posted in: Dermatology2
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