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Series: Frontiers of Hormone Research
Volume: 4
Published: 28 June 1977
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-03650-3
EISBN: 978-3-318-03650-3
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Series: ESASO Course Series
Volume: 7
Published: 06 April 2016
10.1159/000443806
EISBN: 978-3-318-05619-8
... Abstract The differential diagnosis of melanocytic choroidal tumors includes choroidal nevus, optic disk melanocytoma and choroidal melanoma. A typical choroidal nevus is an asymptomatic, oval, grey, benign tumor with a thickness of usually less than 2.5 mm. In most cases, retinal pigment...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 47
Published: 26 February 2015
10.1159/000369413
EISBN: 978-3-318-02775-4
... youth. The hair follicle (HF) pigmentary unit is a wonderful tissue for studying mechanisms generally regulating aging, often before this becomes evident elsewhere in the body. Given that follicular melanocytes (unlike those in the epidermis) are regulated by the hair growth cycle, this cycle is likely...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 47
Published: 26 February 2015
EISBN: 978-3-318-02775-4
...: The location of heart melanocytes is specified and the level of pigmentation in the heart may correlate with coat color. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 2008;21:471-476. 4. Allende MF: The enigmas of pigmentation. JAMA 1972;220:1443-1447. 5. Rees JL: Plenty new under the sun. J Invest Dermatol 2006;126:1691...
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Series: Current Directions in Autoimmunity
Volume: 10
Published: 26 May 2008
10.1159/000131485
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8392-3
... Abstract Vitiligo is characterized by progressive skin depigmentation resulting from an autoimmuneresponse targeting epidermal melanocytes. Melanocytes are particularly immunogenicby virtue of the contents of their melanosomes, generating the complex radical scavengingmolecule melanin...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 49
Published: 24 October 2011
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9791-3
.... Mueller AJ, Freeman WR, Schaller UC, Kampik A, Folberg R: Complex microcirculation patterns detected by confocal indocyanine green angiography predict time to growth of small choroidal melanocytic tumors: MuSIC Report II. Ophthalmology 2002;109:2207-2214 3. Singh AD, Bena JF, Mokashi AA, Jacques R...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 5
Published: 09 February 2021
10.1159/000491849
EISBN: 978-3-318-06690-6
... Abstract Cosmeceuticals are commonly used to treat dyschromia, most notably discoloration due to melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The goal of these topical agents is to target hyperactive melanocytes and interrupt key regularity steps in melanin synthesis. Here we highlight...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 49
Published: 24 October 2011
10.1159/000330613
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9791-3
... characteristics are present as compared to their absence. In addition, a low acoustic profile, the absence of a halo around the tumour and the absence of drusen over it increase the likelihood of growth. Patients with a choroidal melanocytic tumour with at least one risk characteristic benefit from referral...
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Series: Current Directions in Autoimmunity
Volume: 10
Published: 26 May 2008
10.1159/000131501
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8392-3
... Abstract Generalized vitiligo is an acquired disorder in which patches of depigmented skin, overlyinghair and oral mucosa result from progressive autoimmune loss of melanocytes from theinvolved areas. Perhaps the most common pigmentary disorder, vitiligo results from a complexinteraction...
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Series: Monographs in Clinical Cytology
Volume: 21
Published: 19 October 2011
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9871-2
...: Diagnosis and treatment of uveal melanoma. Semin Oncol 1996;23:763-767 7. Callender G: Malignant melanocytic tumors of the eye: a study of histologic types in 111 cases. Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 1931;36:131-142 8. Kivela T: Uveal malignant melanoma: histopathologic features. (eds) Singh...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 56
Published: 05 July 2023
10.1159/000521486
EISBN: 978-3-318-07040-8
..., based upon ancient religious beliefs. This sometimes caused heavy stigmatization of vitiligo sufferers, a social problem that is still influential in some parts of the world. About 4,000 years elapsed since the time man became aware of vitiligo until the melanocyte in the epidermis of the skin...
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Series: Monographs in Clinical Cytology
Volume: 21
Published: 19 October 2011
10.1159/000331030
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9871-2
... as illustrated by the 88-95% reported adequacy rates [ 1 , 11 ]. Cellular yield relates directly to lesion size [ 12 , 13 ], and adequacy has been more of an issue for small uveal lesions as evidenced by the 65% adequacy rate in a series of uveal melanocytic lesions having a maximal basal diameter of 10 mm...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 42
Published: 18 August 2011
10.1159/000328267
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9789-0
... that can be treated with lasers and the specific lasers used to treat them. Our skin color is determined by the activity of our pigment-producing melanocytes. The distribution of melanin varies from skin phototype to skin phenotype. Individuals with darker skin types have the same amount...