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Al Aboud AK. Eponyms in dermatology literature linked to fi bromatoses. Our Dermatol Online. 2018;9(1):108-109

 

 
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Eponyms in dermatology literature linked to fibromatoses

Ahmad Khalid Al Aboud

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University For Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia

Corresponding author: Dr. Ahmad Khalid Al Aboud, E-mail: amoa65@hotmail.com

Submission: 30.09.2017; Acceptance: 25.11.2017

DOI: 10.7241/ourd.20181.37


ABSTRACT

Fibromatoses comprise a broad group of benign fibroblastic proliferations of similar microscopic appearance. These conditions might be seen in the dermatology practice. Some of the fibromatoses conditions are best known eponymously. The aim in this short communication is to shed some lights on the eponyms in dermatology literature linked to fibromatoses.

Key words: Dermatology; Diseases; Fibromatoses; Eponyms


Fibromatoses comprise a broad group of benign fibroblastic proliferations of similar microscopic appearance whose biologic behavior is intermediate between that of benign fibroblastic lesions and fibrosarcoma [1].

The fibromatoses can be divided into two major groups with several subdivisions. These 2 groups are; superficial (fascial) fibromatoses and deep (musculoaponeurotic) fibromatoses. The biologic behavior is more aggressive in the latter group [1].

Some conditions of fibromatoses not usually seen by dermatologists like retroperitoneal fibrosis, a disease characterized by sclerotic tissue in the periaortic or periiliac retroperitoneum that encases adjacent structures. The most common symptoms of the disorder include abdominal or flank pain, weight loss, fatigue, and urinary frequency.

But, it may present with kidney failure, hypertension, deep vein thrombosis, and other obstructive symptoms. It is, also named Ormond’s disease, after John Kelso Ormond (1886-1978), (Fig. 1), an American urologist who rediscovered the condition in 1948 [2].

Figure 1: John Kelso Ormond (1886-1978).
Figure 2: Baron Guillaume Dupuytren (1777-1835).
Figure 3: Georg Ledderhose (1855-1925).
Figure 4: François Gigot de La Peyronie (1678-1747).

 

It is not uncommon to encounter cases of fibromatoses, in dermatology practice. Some of the fibromatoses conditions are best known eponymously.

The aim in this short communication is to shed some lights on the eponyms in dermatology literature linked to fibromatoses.

In table 1 We listed selected eponymous conditions in dermatology literature linked to fibromatoses.

Table 1: Selected eponymous conditions in dermatology literature linked to fibromatoses

 

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2. Khosroshahi A, Carruthers MN, Stone JH, Shinagare S, Sainani N, Hasserjian RP, et al. Rethinking Ormond's disease:“idiopathic“retroperitoneal fibrosis in the era of IgG4-related disease. Medicine (Baltimore). 2013;92:82-91.

3. Glicenstein J. [Dupuytren’s disease –the story of an eponym]. Chir Main. 2012;31:107-12.

4. BumbasirevićMZ, Palibrk T, LesićAR, DurasićLM. [Baron Gijom Dipitren, Guillaume Dupuytren (1777-1835)]. Acta Chir Iugosl. 2011;58:15-9.

5. Alzahrani FD, Khogair H, Al Aboud K, Althebyani A, Althebyani A. Eponyms in dermatology literature linked to general surgery. SMU Med J. 2017;4:30-6.

6. Omor Y, Dhaene B, Grijseels S, Alard S. Ledderhose Disease:Clinical, Radiological (Ultrasound and MRI), and Anatomopathological Findings. Case Rep Orthop. 2015;2015:741461.

7. Veith NT, Tschernig T, Histing T, Madry H. Plantar fibromatosis- topical review. Foot Ankle Int. 2013;34:1742-6.

8. Al Aboud K , Al Aboud D, Munshi S, Halawi AA. Eponyms in andrology. Basic Clin Androl. 2014;24:7.

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Source of Support: Nil

Conflict of Interest: None declared.


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