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February 1978

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With Follicular Mucinosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Dr Wolff), University of Munich, West Germany, the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology (Dr. Ackerman), New York University School of Medicine New York, and the Palm Beach Medical Group (Dr Kinney), West Palm Beach, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(2):229-232. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640140047011

• Follicular mucinosis is described to our knowledge for the first time in angiolymphoid hyperplasia. In general, follicular mucinosis may be regarded as a peculiar, nonspecific histological reaction pattern in follicular epithelium that may occur on its own or in association with other pathological processes, particularly lymphomas.

The unusual and characteristic features of angiolymphoid hyperplasia revealed by electron microscopy are irregular vessels lined by atypical endothelial cells with convoluted nuclei and large cytoplasmic vacuoles.

(Arch Dermatol 114:229-232, 1978)

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