Gerardo Ferrara

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous spindle B-cell lymphoma: a reappraisal
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Am J Dermatopathol 24:526-7; author reply 527-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Intranodal myofibroblastoma: DNA image cytometry on aspiration biopsy material
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Diagn Cytopathol 29:179-80. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Intraepidermal dendritic melanocytes in spitzoid neoplasms
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 28:449-50. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Lentigo maligna in a young adult
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Dermatology 217:66-8. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Granuloma annulare with prominent lymphoid infiltrates ("pseudolymphomatous" granuloma annulare)
    Carlo Cota
    Department of Dermatology, Research Unit of Dermatopathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 34:259-62. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Panniculitis with vasculitis
    G Ferrara
    Anatomic Pathology Unit Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 148:387-94. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Regarding the algorithm for the diagnosis of early mycosis fungoides proposed by the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas: suggestions from routine histopathology practice
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 35:549-53. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The many faces of blue nevus: a clinicopathologic study
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 34:543-51. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Desmoplastic nevus: clinicopathologic keynotes
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 31:718-22. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Free-floating collagen fibers in interstitial mycosis fungoides
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Anatomic Pathology Unit Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 32:352-6. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous spindle B-cell lymphoma: a reappraisal
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Am J Dermatopathol 24:526-7; author reply 527-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Intranodal myofibroblastoma: DNA image cytometry on aspiration biopsy material
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Diagn Cytopathol 29:179-80. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Intraepidermal dendritic melanocytes in spitzoid neoplasms
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 28:449-50. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Lentigo maligna in a young adult
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Dermatology 217:66-8. 2008
    ..Lentigo maligna is mainly diagnosed in the elderly with severely sun-damaged skin...
  5. doi request reprint Granuloma annulare with prominent lymphoid infiltrates ("pseudolymphomatous" granuloma annulare)
    Carlo Cota
    Department of Dermatology, Research Unit of Dermatopathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 34:259-62. 2012
    ..This "pseudolymphomatous" variant of GA represents a pitfall in the histopathologic diagnosis of the disease and may be misinterpreted as other types of cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders...
  6. ncbi request reprint Panniculitis with vasculitis
    G Ferrara
    Anatomic Pathology Unit Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 148:387-94. 2013
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  7. doi request reprint Regarding the algorithm for the diagnosis of early mycosis fungoides proposed by the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas: suggestions from routine histopathology practice
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 35:549-53. 2008
    ..Routine clinicopathologic practice is expected to refine/validate the scoring system proposed in 2005 by the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas (ISCL) for the diagnosing early mycosis fungoides (eMF), classical type...
  8. ncbi request reprint The many faces of blue nevus: a clinicopathologic study
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 34:543-51. 2007
    ..In recent years, several histopathologic variants of blue nevus have been identified, whose clinical and dermoscopic correlates need further clarification...
  9. doi request reprint Desmoplastic nevus: clinicopathologic keynotes
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 31:718-22. 2009
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  10. doi request reprint Free-floating collagen fibers in interstitial mycosis fungoides
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Anatomic Pathology Unit Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 32:352-6. 2010
    ..Such a finding further expands the histopathologic spectrum of mycosis fungoides and could be taken into account in its differential diagnosis from granuloma annulare, inflammatory morphea, and interstitial granulomatous drug reaction...
  11. doi request reprint Pediatric atypical spitzoid neoplasms: a review with emphasis on 'red' ('spitz') tumors and 'blue' ('blitz') tumors
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Via dell Angelo 1, Benevento, Italy
    Dermatology 220:306-10. 2010
    ..The diagnosis of pediatric atypical Spitz nevus/tumors (pASNT) is an emerging challenge in clinical dermatology and dermatopathology...
  12. ncbi request reprint B-cell lymphofollicular infiltrates in mycosis fungoides
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Tumori 96:487-91. 2010
    ..The histopathological picture of mycosis fungoides can be characterized by heavy reactive infiltrates. These are rarely composed of B lymphocytes with formation of reactive follicles...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nonnecrobiotic necrobiotic xanthogranuloma
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 29:306-8. 2007
  14. doi request reprint Dermoscopic-pathologic correlation: apropos of six equivocal cases
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Department of Pathology, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 28:157-64. 2009
    ..The theoretic and practical aspects of a close interaction among dermoscopists and histopathologists are itemized in detail...
  15. doi request reprint Sclerosing nevus with pseudomelanomatous features (nevus with regression-like fibrosis): clinical and dermoscopic features of a recently characterized histopathologic entity
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Department of Oncology, Pathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Dermatology 219:202-8. 2009
    ..Sclerosing nevi with pseudomelanomatous features or, else, nevi with regression-like fibrosis (NRLF) are histopathologic simulators of regressing melanoma...
  16. pmc The influence of clinical information in the histopathologic diagnosis of melanocytic skin neoplasms
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Department of Pathology, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e5375. 2009
    ..We tested the relevance of clinical information in the histopathologic evaluation of melanocytic skin neoplasm (MSN)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of Spitz nevi: a clinicopathologic study of 83 cases
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 141:1381-7. 2005
    ..To achieve a clinicopathologic classification of Spitz nevi by comparing their clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathologic features...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopic and histopathologic diagnosis of equivocal melanocytic skin lesions: an interdisciplinary study on 107 cases
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy and Histology Service, G Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Cancer 95:1094-100. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopic-pathologic correlation: an atlas of 15 cases
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Clin Dermatol 20:228-35. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of a combined dermoscopic-pathological approach to the telediagnosis of melanocytic skin neoplasms
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathological Anatomy, Gaetano Rummo City Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Telemed Telecare 10:34-8. 2004
    ..In this case step-sections of the sample were deemed to be required for definite diagnosis. The combined approach was helpful in detecting macroscopic and microscope sampling errors of melanocytic lesions during teleconsultation...
  21. ncbi request reprint "Compound blue nevus": a reappraisal of "superficial blue nevus with prominent intraepidermal dendritic melanocytes" with emphasis on dermoscopic and histopathologic features
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Pathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:85-9. 2002
    ..Our findings confirm that CBN is a distinctive variant of blue nevus that may mimic cutaneous melanoma both clinically and dermoscopically...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathologic features of systemic contact dermatitis from ethylenediamine in cetirizine and levocetirizine
    Francesco Cusano
    Dermatology Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Dermatology 213:353-5. 2006
  23. doi request reprint Primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphoma with anetoderma: spontaneous involution plus de novo clonal expansion
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Department of Oncology, Anatomic Pathology Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 38:342-5. 2011
    ..We speculate that these findings may be secondary to a variable interaction between a chronic antigenic stimulus (i.e. HBV) and its specific immune response...
  24. doi request reprint Main clues in the pathologic diagnosis of melanoma: is molecular genetics helping?
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Anatomic Pathology Unit, Department of Oncology, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 25:423-31. 2012
    ..Pathologists are increasingly involved in the prospective genotyping of melanoma, which leads to patient stratification in light of the novel personalized therapeutic approaches in the advanced setting...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of cloacal exstrophy associated with myelocystocele complex by the 'elephant trunk-like' image and review of the literature
    Matteo Della Monica
    Division of Medical Genetics, Gaetano Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Prenat Diagn 25:394-7. 2005
    ..Our article enforces the suggestion that the ultrasound elephant trunk-like image should be added to the existing major criteria for making prenatal diagnosis of CE...
  26. doi request reprint Clear cell nodular hidradenoma involving the lymphatic system: a tumor of uncertain malignant potential or a novel example of "metastasizing" benign tumor?
    Catherine M Stefanato
    Department of Dermatopathology, St John s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas s Hospital, SE1 7EH London, UK
    Am J Surg Pathol 36:1835-40. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Melanomas that failed dermoscopic detection: a combined clinicodermoscopic approach for not missing melanoma
    Susana Puig
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatol Surg 33:1262-73. 2007
    ..The objective was to describe the clinical and dermoscopic characteristics of difficult-to-diagnose melanomas (DDM)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Congenital melanocytic nevus: a possible clinical and dermoscopic pitfall
    Giuseppe Noto
    Unit of Dermatology, Department of Oncology, La Maddalena, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 31:699-702. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy features of melanoma incognito: indications for biopsy
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology at Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:508-13. 2007
    ..Dermoscopy has been shown to increase the diagnostic accuracy of clinically equivocal lesions, but little is known about its ability to detect melanoma in the context of lesions that appear clinically benign...
  30. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and diagnostic agreement in teledermatopathology using a virtual slide system
    Cesare Massone
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Hum Pathol 38:546-54. 2007
    ..Moreover, the performance seems to have been influenced by the availability of complete clinical data and by the intrinsic difficulty of the pathology of inflammatory skin diseases...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanoma: a practical guide
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Skinmed 2:20-31; quiz 32-3. 2003
    ..In this review, the authors present an up-to-date overview of the epidemiologic, clinical, histopathologic, and therapeutic aspects of melanoma that can be used as a practical guide for the management of this tumor...
  32. ncbi request reprint Entodermoscopy: a new tool for diagnosing skin infections and infestations
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Dermatology 216:14-23. 2008
    ..As such, dermoscopy connects the research fields of dermatologists and entomologists, opening a new research field of 'entodermoscopy'...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clonal seborrheic keratosis: a dermoscopic pitfall
    Iris Zalaudek
    Arch Dermatol 140:1169-70. 2004
  34. doi request reprint Adnexal tumors: clinical and dermoscopic mimickers of basal cell carcinoma
    Anna Sgambato
    Arch Dermatol 144:426. 2008
  35. ncbi request reprint Tele-education in dermatopathology of pigmented lesions: is dermoscopy a valuable tool?
    Gerardo Ferrara
    J Telemed Telecare 10:183. 2004
  36. doi request reprint Time required for a complete skin examination with and without dermoscopy: a prospective, randomized multicenter study
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 144:509-13. 2008
    ..To determine the time required to perform a complete skin examination (CSE) as a means of opportunistic screening for skin cancer both without and with dermoscopy...
  37. doi request reprint Nodules with a prominent vascular component
    Anna Sgambato
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 144:702. 2008
  38. doi request reprint The epidermal and dermal origin of melanocytic tumors: theoretical considerations based on epidemiologic, clinical, and histopathologic findings
    Iris Zalaudek
    Am J Dermatopathol 30:403-6. 2008
  39. doi request reprint Three roots of melanoma
    Iris Zalaudek
    Arch Dermatol 144:1375-9. 2008
  40. ncbi request reprint Orbital rhabdomyosarcoma: relationship between DNA ploidy, p53, bcl-2, MDR-1 and Ki67 (MIB1) expression and clinical behavior
    Stefania Staibano
    Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, Pathology Section, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
    Anticancer Res 24:249-57. 2004
    ..We investigated the role of DNA ploidy and immunohistochemical expression of p53, bcl-2, MDR-1 and Ki67 (MIB1) in the prognostic evaluation of orbital rhabdomyosarcomas...
  41. ncbi request reprint Melanocytic nevi of palms and soles
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Am J Surg Pathol 27:411-2. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions: results of a consensus meeting via the Internet
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:679-93. 2003
    ..There is a need for better standardization of the dermoscopic terminology in assessing pigmented skin lesions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Age distribution of biopsied junctional nevi--Unna's concept versus a dual concept of nevogenesis
    Iris Zalaudek
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:1096-7. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint A dual concept of nevogenesis: theoretical considerations based on dermoscopic features of melanocytic nevi
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:985-92. 2007
    ..These remarkable differences could be explained by a dual concept of nevogenesis, based on current clinico-epidemiologic, dermoscopic, histopathologic and genetic data...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy patterns of fibroepithelioma of pinkus
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 142:1318-22. 2006
    ..While the dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinoma have been studied extensively, little is known about the dermoscopic features of FeP...
  46. ncbi request reprint Limitations of histopathologic analysis in the recognition of melanoma: a plea for a combined diagnostic approach of histopathologic and dermoscopic evaluation
    H Peter Soyer
    Arch Dermatol 141:209-11. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with "atypical Spitz tumors." A report on 12 cases
    Carmelo Urso
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology Section, S M Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Hum Pathol 37:816-23. 2006
    ..Results suggested that all the reported cases may constitute a relatively homogeneous morphological group of lesions with a relevant metastatic potential that may be underdiagnosed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Melanoacanthoma simulating pigmented spitz nevus: an unusual dermoscopy pitfall
    Luigi Rossiello
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 32:735-7. 2006
    ..The starburst pattern is the dermoscopic hallmark of pigmented Spitz nevus, although it has been rarely observed in melanoma as well...
  49. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy improves accuracy of primary care physicians to triage lesions suggestive of skin cancer
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 24:1877-82. 2006
    ..The aim of this randomized study was to determine whether the adjunct of dermoscopy to the standard clinical examination improves the accuracy of PCPs to triage lesions suggestive of skin cancer...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Atypical clinical presentation of pigmented purpuric dermatosis]
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 4:138-40. 2006
    ..We report a case of PPD with atypical clinical features in a young woman, underlining the difficulties in the clinical classification of this spectrum of diseases...
  51. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy in general dermatology
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Dermatology 212:7-18. 2006
    ..This article provides a review of the dermoscopic features seen in various nonpigmented tumoral and nontumoral skin lesions as well as the dermoscopic criteria used for monitoring skin reactions to various treatments...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls in the clinical and dermoscopic diagnosis of pigmented actinic keratosis
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:1071-4. 2005
    ..We report the clinical and dermoscopic features of two pigmented actinic keratoses to discuss the difficulties in their preoperative differential diagnosis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Hypoepiluminescence microscopy of pigmented skin lesions: new approach to improve recognition of dermoscopic structures
    Domenico Piccolo
    Department of Dermatology, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 32:1391-7. 2006
    ..Hypoepiluminescence microscopy (HELM) is a new dermoscopic approach for analysis of pigmented skin lesions (PSLs) after surgical excision...
  54. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopic-pathologic correlation in an unusual case of pigmented basal cell carcinoma
    Luigi Rossiello
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 32:1509-12. 2006
  55. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy of fibroepithelioma of pinkus
    Iris Zalaudek
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:168-9. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy patterns of eczemalike melanoma
    Jason Giacomel
    Arch Dermatol 143:1081-2. 2007
  57. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy of eccrine poroma
    Rachele Nicolino
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Dermatology 215:160-3. 2007
    ..We report 2 patients with EP and discuss the diagnostic significance of the observed dermoscopic findings...
  58. ncbi request reprint Fast-growing and slow-growing melanomas
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Arch Dermatol 143:802-3; author reply 803-4. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of cutaneous lymphomas in patients less than 20 years of age
    Regina Fink-Puches
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Pediatr Dermatol 21:525-33. 2004
    ..Our study illustrates the wide spectrum of cutaneous lymphomas and leukemias in patients less than 20 years of age and underlines the need for proper interpretation of these lesions by dermatologists and dermatopathologists...
  60. ncbi request reprint Do we detect a new spectrum of biologically 'benign' melanomas in the dermoscopy era?
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Melanoma Res 14:567-8. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint [Three important rules in dermatoscopy]
    Iris Zalaudek
    Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Medizinischen Universität Graz, Austria
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:422-3. 2007
  62. ncbi request reprint Involution: the natural evolution of pigmented Spitz and Reed nevi?
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Arch Dermatol 143:549-51. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy insights into nevogenesis: "Abtropfung" vs "Hochsteigerung"
    Iris Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 143:284. 2007
  64. ncbi request reprint Glycogen-rich clear cell carcinoma of the breast: a chameleon?
    Gerardo Ferrara
    Acta Cytol 49:467-8. 2005