Shiny white blotches and strands

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 Editor: Ralph P. Braun

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Description This chapter describes histopathological correlation of shiny white blotches and strands
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Oriol Yélamos
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Shiny white blotches are small to large white homogenous areas. Strands are parallel and linear white areas that usually do not intersect (Liebman et al., 2012). The exact histopathological correlate is unknown, but they seem to correspond to dermal fibrosis. The combined presence of shiny white blotches and strands is associated with a high diagnostic specificity for nonpigmented BCC (Navarrete-Dechent et al., 2016).