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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Junctional Activity and Active Junctional Nevus?

…(intradermal nevus).” Weedon D. Lentigines, nevi, and melanomas. In: Skin Pathology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Churchill-Livingstone, 2002:806. “Intradermal nevi show essentially no junctional activity.” Elder DE, Elenitsas R. Murph…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nuclear Atypia, Cytoplasmic Atypia, and Architectural Atypia?

…WH Jr., Elder DE, Guerry IV D. Dysplastic nevi and malignant melanoma. In: Farmer ER, Hood AF, eds. Pathology of the Skin. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1990:689. Various degrees of atypia such as cytological atypia, architectural disorder and…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

…discussion represented an intermediate step between nevus and melanoma. In an article by Clark and coworkers, they expressed this view in these words: “[dysplastic nevi] fit nicely into the schema of progression from hyperplasia to dysplasia to…

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