[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Dec 2012

A Variant of AESOP Syndrome (Adenopathy and Extensive Skin Patch Overlying a Plasmacytoma) in a Malignant Blue-Cell Tumor

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(12):1431-1432. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2858

A 53-year-old man was referred in 1998 for a pruritic eruption on his central chest of 8 months' duration. He reported a sensation of bulging over his lower sternum. On examination, he had a sharply demarcated, indurated, erythematous plaque on the central chest (Figure 1) and bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy. A biopsy specimen showed a nonspecific dermal proliferation of vascular structures (CD34+) with pleomorphic and multinucleated histiocytes (CD68+) and myofibroblasts (Figure 2). Results of immunostaining for S100, factor XIIIA, keratin, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor were negative. Tissue cultures were negative.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview