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Dilated Pore of Winer
- Sarma. Dilated Pore of Winer, Dr. Louis H Winer and Wine Glass. The Internet Journal of Dermatology. 2009 Volume 7 Number 2
The Internet Journal of Dermatology 2009 : Volume 7 Number 2
Dilated Pore of Winer, Dr. Louis H Winer and Wine Glass
Deba P. Sarma M.D. Department of Pathology Creighton University Medical Center Omaha, NE, USA
I have made a personal observation that a dilated pore of Winer, on microscopic examination resembles a glass of red wine.
I have made a personal observation that a dilated pore of Winer, on microscopic examination resembles a glass of red wine. Over the years I have been telling the residents that the recognition of a dilated pore under the microscope (Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 4) is an easy one because it looks like a wine glass. Moreover, if the pore is filled with keratin, it may resemble a glass of red wine (Fig.5). Interestingly, the lesion was first described by a dermatologist named Dr. Louis H Winer 1 . I am showing several photomicrographs of dilated pore to illustrate my observation.
Figure 1. Dilated pore from the left cheek of a 42-year-old man.
Figure 2. Dilated pore from the forehead of a 48-year-old man.
Figure 3. Dilated pore from the face of a 49-year-old man
Figure 4. Dilated pore from the face of a 79-year-old woman
Figure 5. Wine glass with red wine
Dilated pore is a fairly common lesion of adult male occurring mostly on the face and neck and usually presents as a giant comedone. Microscopically (Figs 1, 2, 3, 4) the lesion is a funnel-shaped dilated hair pore, sometimes containing keratin plug. The pore is lined by keratinizing squamous epithelium which may show acanthosis and basaloid proliferation extending as irregular strands into the dermis from the deeper part of the pore.
Dr. Amy Kerkvliet helped with the figures.
Deba P Sarma, MD Department of Pathology Creighton University Medical Center Omaha, NE 68131 email@example.com
1. Winer L H. The dilated pore, a trichoepithelioma. J Invest Dermatol 1954; 23(3):181-188. (s)
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