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Squamous papilloma?

The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.
The lesion was found after removing a scab about 1/4 inch or so in
diameter that had remained in place for at least a couple months.
Found underneath is a hollowed out cavity that simply bled again
forming
a new scab. If it is cleaned with a swab it will bleed profusely, then
scab over. After over a year of failed treatments, such as
epsome salt soaks, trace bleach soaks, hydrogen peroxide, herb
poultice, oil of oregano, antibiotic creams, internal antibiotics,
steriod, and silver creams with no healing, a biopsy showed the
diagnosis. Blood work shows no anomolies.

A search on "squamous papilloma" talks more about warts and other
"growths", not something that appears to be creating a cavity in the
skin, eating it, and not healing. When the lesion is kept treated with
prescribed cream and bandaged it stays cavitated and has a light or
white colored bottom. It appeared to try to heal the most from
internal antibiotic but never quit made it. It is not to the bone but
surely through most all the layers of skin.

Anyone recognize this and can explain it?

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11 Responses to “Squamous papilloma?”

  1. admin says:

    It does sound odd for a squamous papilloma. I’m not a doctor, but the
    central crater makes me think of basal cell carcinoma. On the other hand, a
    biopsy is more likely to give a correct diagnosis than just visual
    inspection. In any case, removal sounds like a good idea, especially after
    having had it so long and trying so many things.

    The best online pathologist I know is Ed Friedlander "The Pathology Guy" who
    has an excellent site (www.pathguy.com) and who answers questions when he
    can (he gets hundreds every week and can’t always get to them all since he
    teaches and does a zillion other things). You can write him at e…@uhs.edu.
    If he doesn’t know, he will sometimes pass the question along to someone
    else. He might be willing to review your slides or tell you someone in your
    area who would give you a second opinion. If the thing indeed turned out to
    be a basal cell carcinoma after all, or some other kind of malignant tumor,
    you’d probably want more aggressive surgery than if it is just a benign
    papilloma, so it might save you a second operation to get the diagnosis
    right the first time.

    Good luck,
    Helen S.
    "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…

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    > The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.
    > The lesion was found after removing a scab about 1/4 inch or so in
    > diameter that had remained in place for at least a couple months.
    > Found underneath is a hollowed out cavity that simply bled again
    > forming
    > a new scab. If it is cleaned with a swab it will bleed profusely, then
    > scab over. After over a year of failed treatments, such as
    > epsome salt soaks, trace bleach soaks, hydrogen peroxide, herb
    > poultice, oil of oregano, antibiotic creams, internal antibiotics,
    > steriod, and silver creams with no healing, a biopsy showed the
    > diagnosis. Blood work shows no anomolies.

    > A search on "squamous papilloma" talks more about warts and other
    > "growths", not something that appears to be creating a cavity in the
    > skin, eating it, and not healing. When the lesion is kept treated with
    > prescribed cream and bandaged it stays cavitated and has a light or
    > white colored bottom. It appeared to try to heal the most from
    > internal antibiotic but never quit made it. It is not to the bone but
    > surely through most all the layers of skin.

    > Anyone recognize this and can explain it?

  2. admin says:

    "warts" are caused by one of the papilloma viruses, it may be post viral
    reaction causing a necrotic lesion

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    JPaul wrote:
    > The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.
    > The lesion was found after removing a scab about 1/4 inch or so in
    > diameter that had remained in place for at least a couple months.
    > Found underneath is a hollowed out cavity that simply bled again
    > forming
    > a new scab. If it is cleaned with a swab it will bleed profusely, then
    > scab over. After over a year of failed treatments, such as
    > epsome salt soaks, trace bleach soaks, hydrogen peroxide, herb
    > poultice, oil of oregano, antibiotic creams, internal antibiotics,
    > steriod, and silver creams with no healing, a biopsy showed the
    > diagnosis. Blood work shows no anomolies.

    > A search on "squamous papilloma" talks more about warts and other
    > "growths", not something that appears to be creating a cavity in the
    > skin, eating it, and not healing. When the lesion is kept treated with
    > prescribed cream and bandaged it stays cavitated and has a light or
    > white colored bottom. It appeared to try to heal the most from
    > internal antibiotic but never quit made it. It is not to the bone but
    > surely through most all the layers of skin.

    > Anyone recognize this and can explain it?

  3. admin says:

    "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…

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    > The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.
    > The lesion was found after removing a scab about 1/4 inch or so in
    > diameter that had remained in place for at least a couple months.
    > Found underneath is a hollowed out cavity that simply bled again
    > forming
    > a new scab. If it is cleaned with a swab it will bleed profusely, then
    > scab over. After over a year of failed treatments, such as
    > epsome salt soaks, trace bleach soaks, hydrogen peroxide, herb
    > poultice, oil of oregano, antibiotic creams, internal antibiotics,
    > steriod, and silver creams with no healing, a biopsy showed the
    > diagnosis. Blood work shows no anomolies.

    > A search on "squamous papilloma" talks more about warts and other
    > "growths", not something that appears to be creating a cavity in the
    > skin, eating it, and not healing. When the lesion is kept treated with
    > prescribed cream and bandaged it stays cavitated and has a light or
    > white colored bottom. It appeared to try to heal the most from
    > internal antibiotic but never quit made it. It is not to the bone but
    > surely through most all the layers of skin.

    > Anyone recognize this and can explain it?

    You won’t have the answer until it’s been removed, which should also solve
    the problem

  4. admin says:

    Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    into.

    I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    Microbiology

    "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…

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    > The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

  5. admin says:

    JEDilworth wrote:

    > Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    > in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    > chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    > into.

    > I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    > lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    > Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    > Microbiology

    M.D.???
    You sure that’s not M.T.? ;-)
    Sorry, could not resist… <G>

    I’m sure, with the numerous sections and biopsies done on these lesions,
    your pathologist would have at least seen some bacteria in them, even
    with just the regular histology stains…  Check the Path. reports in
    your OC computer system.

    Why don’t you ask them, next time they get in a fresh frozen section, to
    let you have some of the tissue to play with? At least do an acid fast
    stain, or plate to LJ agar if you have it in your lab.

    We work very closely with our Pathologists and they are usually open to
    such personal research.

    Be sure to culture it for viruses also if you can. That is far more likely.

    Regards,
    Katra M.T. (ASCP)

    > "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…
    > > The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > > exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > > revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

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  6. admin says:

    Oh jeez, I really didn’t do that on purpose, honest. Thanks for catching
    that.

    My apologies to all the esteemed docs out there.

    Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
    Microbiology
    "Katra" <Ka…@centurytel.net> wrote in message

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    > M.D.???
    > You sure that’s not M.T.? ;-)
    > Sorry, could not resist… <G>

  7. admin says:

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    "JEDilworth" <bactit…@nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote in message <news:fxednZtgQPtxkt6iXTWJkQ@buckeye-express.com>…
    > Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    > in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    > chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    > into.

    > I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    > lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    > Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    > Microbiology

    > "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…
    > > The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > > exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > > revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

    A punch biopsy was performed and the lab could not determine what it
    was, only that it was benign, thus a squamous?
    I did not see this report but wish to get a copy.
    The lesion was removed two weeks ago and on one of the forms I signed
    I said I wanted the removed tissue. They thought this was quite
    strange and did not give me my removed skin.
    I also was put under general anesthetic without my permission when
    this could easily have been performed under local. The Dr. and I had a
    disagreement about the need for a skin graft. I am near positive this
    guy was trying to milk me and my insurance for extra uneeded surgery.
    I had made a written change to their form and denied them use of
    general anesthesia. In a pre-op discussion with the anesthesiologist
    and the surgeon it was agreed to use a local from my knee down since
    the lesion was on my ankle. And on my other leg if graft was needed. I
    also have a spinal injury that has left me with no pain sensation
    below my chest making even a local uneccesary. I was to be awake for
    the proceedure. I didn’t trust this guy that much as he had already
    overlooked things in prior examinations. They lied to me, nurses
    included, and once on the table stuck an IV in me and I was out like a
    light for about 2 hours.
    One wonders why people don’t trust Dr,’s these days when they do shit
    like this.
    I will not return to the Dr. or clinic and will be removing my own
    stitches in about another week. Also planning to sue the Dr. for
    malpractice. Asshole deserves to have his license revoked.

  8. admin says:

    I can’t answer your questions about being under general instead of local,
    but I do know that the skin biopsy that they send to the lab is usually a
    tiny sample and the entire piece is embedded in a waxy block and thin slices
    are shaved for staining. The Pathologist will then examine the slides for
    pathologic conditions. There is no piece that can be returned to you.


    John Gentile                            Secretary,  Rhode Island Apple Group
    yjg…@cox.net                      RIAG Web page:  www.wbwip.com/riag/
    "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"

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    > From: pirat…@hotmail.com (JPaul)
    > Organization: http://groups.google.com/
    > Newsgroups:
    > sci.med.pathology,sci.med.immunology,sci.med.laboratory,sci.med.nutrition,s ci.
    > med.diseases.cancer
    > Date: 25 Aug 2003 11:14:14 -0700
    > Subject: Re: Squamous papilloma?

    > "JEDilworth" <bactit…@nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote in message
    > <news:fxednZtgQPtxkt6iXTWJkQ@buckeye-express.com>…
    >> Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    >> in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    >> chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    >> into.

    >> I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    >> lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    >> Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    >> Microbiology

    >> "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…
    >>> The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    >>> exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    >>> revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

    > A punch biopsy was performed and the lab could not determine what it
    > was, only that it was benign, thus a squamous?
    > I did not see this report but wish to get a copy.
    > The lesion was removed two weeks ago and on one of the forms I signed
    > I said I wanted the removed tissue. They thought this was quite
    > strange and did not give me my removed skin.
    > I also was put under general anesthetic without my permission when
    > this could easily have been performed under local. The Dr. and I had a
    > disagreement about the need for a skin graft. I am near positive this
    > guy was trying to milk me and my insurance for extra uneeded surgery.
    > I had made a written change to their form and denied them use of
    > general anesthesia. In a pre-op discussion with the anesthesiologist
    > and the surgeon it was agreed to use a local from my knee down since
    > the lesion was on my ankle. And on my other leg if graft was needed. I
    > also have a spinal injury that has left me with no pain sensation
    > below my chest making even a local uneccesary. I was to be awake for
    > the proceedure. I didn’t trust this guy that much as he had already
    > overlooked things in prior examinations. They lied to me, nurses
    > included, and once on the table stuck an IV in me and I was out like a
    > light for about 2 hours.
    > One wonders why people don’t trust Dr,’s these days when they do shit
    > like this.
    > I will not return to the Dr. or clinic and will be removing my own
    > stitches in about another week. Also planning to sue the Dr. for
    > malpractice. Asshole deserves to have his license revoked.

  9. admin says:

    John Gentile <yjg…@cox.net> wrote in message <news:BB6FF8D9.87E9%yjgent@cox.net>…
    > I can’t answer your questions about being under general instead of local,
    > but I do know that the skin biopsy that they send to the lab is usually a
    > tiny sample and the entire piece is embedded in a waxy block and thin slices
    > are shaved for staining. The Pathologist will then examine the slides for
    > pathologic conditions. There is no piece that can be returned to you.

    The piece I wanted was the whole thing they removed in surgery, not
    the punch biopsy part. Was this not clear from my post?
    I intended to have the whole sample analyzed. It didn’t look anything
    like any of the photos of squamous to which I was refered and the
    there was never any wart of any kind that could have left the cavity.

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    > —
    > John Gentile                            Secretary,  Rhode Island Apple Group
    > yjg…@cox.net                      RIAG Web page:  www.wbwip.com/riag/
    > "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"

    > > From: pirat…@hotmail.com (JPaul)
    > > Organization: http://groups.google.com/
    > > Newsgroups:
    > > sci.med.pathology,sci.med.immunology,sci.med.laboratory,sci.med.nutrition,s ci.
    > > med.diseases.cancer
    > > Date: 25 Aug 2003 11:14:14 -0700
    > > Subject: Re: Squamous papilloma?

    > > "JEDilworth" <bactit…@nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote in message
    > > <news:fxednZtgQPtxkt6iXTWJkQ@buckeye-express.com>…
    > >> Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    > >> in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    > >> chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    > >> into.

    If I can get the original biopsy report I will see what it says in
    this regard.

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    > >> I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    > >> lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    > >> Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    > >> Microbiology

    > >> "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…
    > >>> The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    > >>> exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    > >>> revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

    > > A punch biopsy was performed and the lab could not determine what it
    > > was, only that it was benign, thus a squamous?
    > > I did not see this report but wish to get a copy.
    > > The lesion was removed two weeks ago and on one of the forms I signed
    > > I said I wanted the removed tissue. They thought this was quite
    > > strange and did not give me my removed skin.
    > > I also was put under general anesthetic without my permission when
    > > this could easily have been performed under local. The Dr. and I had a
    > > disagreement about the need for a skin graft. I am near positive this
    > > guy was trying to milk me and my insurance for extra uneeded surgery.
    > > I had made a written change to their form and denied them use of
    > > general anesthesia. In a pre-op discussion with the anesthesiologist
    > > and the surgeon it was agreed to use a local from my knee down since
    > > the lesion was on my ankle. And on my other leg if graft was needed. I
    > > also have a spinal injury that has left me with no pain sensation
    > > below my chest making even a local uneccesary. I was to be awake for
    > > the proceedure. I didn’t trust this guy that much as he had already
    > > overlooked things in prior examinations. They lied to me, nurses
    > > included, and once on the table stuck an IV in me and I was out like a
    > > light for about 2 hours.
    > > One wonders why people don’t trust Dr,’s these days when they do shit
    > > like this.
    > > I will not return to the Dr. or clinic and will be removing my own
    > > stitches in about another week. Also planning to sue the Dr. for
    > > malpractice. Asshole deserves to have his license revoked.

  10. admin says:

    It is common for the followup excisional biopsy to be examined by the
    pathologist as well, especially if the aetiology of the lesion is
    proving difficult from the skin punch.
    As for your doctor, if you suspect over servicing or inappropriate
    treatment discuss it with your insurance provider, they are the ones
    paying and usually have the expertise available to analyse the doctor’s
    reasoning.

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    JPaul wrote:
    > John Gentile <yjg…@cox.net> wrote in message <news:BB6FF8D9.87E9%yjgent@cox.net>…

    >>I can’t answer your questions about being under general instead of local,
    >>but I do know that the skin biopsy that they send to the lab is usually a
    >>tiny sample and the entire piece is embedded in a waxy block and thin slices
    >>are shaved for staining. The Pathologist will then examine the slides for
    >>pathologic conditions. There is no piece that can be returned to you.

    > The piece I wanted was the whole thing they removed in surgery, not
    > the punch biopsy part. Was this not clear from my post?
    > I intended to have the whole sample analyzed. It didn’t look anything
    > like any of the photos of squamous to which I was refered and the
    > there was never any wart of any kind that could have left the cavity.

    >>–
    >>John Gentile                            Secretary,  Rhode Island Apple Group
    >>yjg…@cox.net                      RIAG Web page:  www.wbwip.com/riag/
    >>"I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"

    >>>From: pirat…@hotmail.com (JPaul)
    >>>Organization: http://groups.google.com/
    >>>Newsgroups:
    >>>sci.med.pathology,sci.med.immunology,sci.med.laboratory,sci.med.nutritio n,sci.
    >>>med.diseases.cancer
    >>>Date: 25 Aug 2003 11:14:14 -0700
    >>>Subject: Re: Squamous papilloma?

    >>>"JEDilworth" <bactit…@nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote in message
    >>><news:fxednZtgQPtxkt6iXTWJkQ@buckeye-express.com>…

    >>>>Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    >>>>in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    >>>>chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    >>>>into.

    > If I can get the original biopsy report I will see what it says in
    > this regard.

    >>>>I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    >>>>lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    >>>>Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    >>>>Microbiology

    >>>>"JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…

    >>>>>The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    >>>>>exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    >>>>>revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

    >>>A punch biopsy was performed and the lab could not determine what it
    >>>was, only that it was benign, thus a squamous?
    >>>I did not see this report but wish to get a copy.
    >>>The lesion was removed two weeks ago and on one of the forms I signed
    >>>I said I wanted the removed tissue. They thought this was quite
    >>>strange and did not give me my removed skin.
    >>>I also was put under general anesthetic without my permission when
    >>>this could easily have been performed under local. The Dr. and I had a
    >>>disagreement about the need for a skin graft. I am near positive this
    >>>guy was trying to milk me and my insurance for extra uneeded surgery.
    >>>I had made a written change to their form and denied them use of
    >>>general anesthesia. In a pre-op discussion with the anesthesiologist
    >>>and the surgeon it was agreed to use a local from my knee down since
    >>>the lesion was on my ankle. And on my other leg if graft was needed. I
    >>>also have a spinal injury that has left me with no pain sensation
    >>>below my chest making even a local uneccesary. I was to be awake for
    >>>the proceedure. I didn’t trust this guy that much as he had already
    >>>overlooked things in prior examinations. They lied to me, nurses
    >>>included, and once on the table stuck an IV in me and I was out like a
    >>>light for about 2 hours.
    >>>One wonders why people don’t trust Dr,’s these days when they do shit
    >>>like this.
    >>>I will not return to the Dr. or clinic and will be removing my own
    >>>stitches in about another week. Also planning to sue the Dr. for
    >>>malpractice. Asshole deserves to have his license revoked.

  11. admin says:

    Anything removed from the body in surgery goes to the pathology lab for
    exam. In your case I would think that the biopsy results were compared to
    the whole specimen to see if they agree. Still there would not be any
    specimen to "take home".  As far as I know, the only surgical removals that
    might be given to the patient are stones.

    John Gentile                            Secretary,  Rhode Island Apple Group
    yjg…@cox.net                      RIAG Web page:  www.wbwip.com/riag/
    "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"

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    > From: pirat…@hotmail.com (JPaul)
    > Organization: http://groups.google.com/
    > Newsgroups:
    > sci.med.pathology,sci.med.immunology,sci.med.laboratory,sci.med.nutrition,s ci.
    > med.diseases.cancer
    > Date: 26 Aug 2003 00:24:22 -0700
    > Subject: Re: Squamous papilloma?

    > John Gentile <yjg…@cox.net> wrote in message
    > <news:BB6FF8D9.87E9%yjgent@cox.net>…
    >> I can’t answer your questions about being under general instead of local,
    >> but I do know that the skin biopsy that they send to the lab is usually a
    >> tiny sample and the entire piece is embedded in a waxy block and thin slices
    >> are shaved for staining. The Pathologist will then examine the slides for
    >> pathologic conditions. There is no piece that can be returned to you.

    > The piece I wanted was the whole thing they removed in surgery, not
    > the punch biopsy part. Was this not clear from my post?
    > I intended to have the whole sample analyzed. It didn’t look anything
    > like any of the photos of squamous to which I was refered and the
    > there was never any wart of any kind that could have left the cavity.

    >> —
    >> John Gentile                            Secretary,  Rhode Island Apple Group
    >> yjg…@cox.net                      RIAG Web page:  www.wbwip.com/riag/
    >> "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"

    >>> From: pirat…@hotmail.com (JPaul)
    >>> Organization: http://groups.google.com/
    >>> Newsgroups:
    >>> sci.med.pathology,sci.med.immunology,sci.med.laboratory,sci.med.nutrition,s c
    >>> i.
    >>> med.diseases.cancer
    >>> Date: 25 Aug 2003 11:14:14 -0700
    >>> Subject: Re: Squamous papilloma?

    >>> "JEDilworth" <bactit…@nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote in message
    >>> <news:fxednZtgQPtxkt6iXTWJkQ@buckeye-express.com>…
    >>>> Has this lesion ever been cultured for acid fast bacilli? Since I work
    >>>> in microbiology I am obviously prejudiced, but perhaps, given the
    >>>> chronic nature of this, a fungus or acid fast bacteria should be looked
    >>>> into.

    > If I can get the original biopsy report I will see what it says in
    > this regard.

    >>>> I’m just speculating here, mind you. If pathology has been done on this
    >>>> lesion, they obviously know more than I do.

    >>>> Judy Dilworth, M.D. (ASCP)
    >>>> Microbiology

    >>>> "JPaul" <pirat…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:2288e781.0308071222.7aeb77d5@posting.google.com…
    >>>>> The subject is diagnosed with a benign "squamous papilloma" on the
    >>>>> exterior of the ankle but it does not fit the descriptions of such
    >>>>> revealed by a google search. Surgical removal is being recomended.

    >>> A punch biopsy was performed and the lab could not determine what it
    >>> was, only that it was benign, thus a squamous?
    >>> I did not see this report but wish to get a copy.
    >>> The lesion was removed two weeks ago and on one of the forms I signed
    >>> I said I wanted the removed tissue. They thought this was quite
    >>> strange and did not give me my removed skin.
    >>> I also was put under general anesthetic without my permission when
    >>> this could easily have been performed under local. The Dr. and I had a
    >>> disagreement about the need for a skin graft. I am near positive this
    >>> guy was trying to milk me and my insurance for extra uneeded surgery.
    >>> I had made a written change to their form and denied them use of
    >>> general anesthesia. In a pre-op discussion with the anesthesiologist
    >>> and the surgeon it was agreed to use a local from my knee down since
    >>> the lesion was on my ankle. And on my other leg if graft was needed. I
    >>> also have a spinal injury that has left me with no pain sensation
    >>> below my chest making even a local uneccesary. I was to be awake for
    >>> the proceedure. I didn’t trust this guy that much as he had already
    >>> overlooked things in prior examinations. They lied to me, nurses
    >>> included, and once on the table stuck an IV in me and I was out like a
    >>> light for about 2 hours.
    >>> One wonders why people don’t trust Dr,’s these days when they do shit
    >>> like this.
    >>> I will not return to the Dr. or clinic and will be removing my own
    >>> stitches in about another week. Also planning to sue the Dr. for
    >>> malpractice. Asshole deserves to have his license revoked.