Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

“A nevus (mole) is a benign neoplasm of pigment-forming cells, the nevus cell.” Lookingbill DP, Marks JG Jr. Principles of clinical diagnosis. In: Moschella SL, Hurley HJ, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co., 19…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Lentigo?

“Because lentigines are larger and more variegated than true freckles, they are not uncommonly biopsied to exclude melanocytic dysplasia or radial growth phase melanoma, such as lentigo maligna.” Murphy G. Melanocytic tumors. In: Derma…