Dr. Amir Bajoghli and medical assistant Katherine Hanna of Skin and Laser Dermatology Center, along with their co-authors Dr. Michael A. Cardis and Dr. Hamed Khosravi recently published their findings on a rare appearance of a cancer (lymphoma) on the leg in the premier journal, Cutis.
In this case-study, an elderly patient had presented with four enlarging, asymptomatic, violaceous bumps (nodules) on his leg. While the patient reported no discernable symptoms, results from a skin biopsy revealed a rare and aggressive form of B-cell lymphoma with poor prognosis. This form of cancer can occasionally mimic other diseases which is why a biopsy by a carefully-trained dermatology team is essential. By identifying this malignant disease, Dr. Bajoghli was able to refer the patient to potentially life-saving chemotherapy treatment and limit its spread.
Dr. Bajoghli has been active in the field of dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic services for over twenty years. He regularly presents lectures to other physicians regionally and internationally, and teaches medical students and dermatology residents at Georgetown University School of Medicine.