Search Results for: clark-like nevus

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…ll-body skin examination is performed and does not identify any other suspicious lesions Biopsy: melanoma, 0.7 mm thickness, Clark’s level II. No ulceration present, and mitotic index <1 per mm2 She is diagnosed with Stage 1a melanoma Follow-up...

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blue Nevus?

…t of nests and fascicles of melanocytes, and at times of columns, cords, and strands of them, then “common” blue nevus, unlike “cellular” blue nevus, does not qualify as a true melanocytic nevus—it consisting of bipolar,…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus?

…gy and pathology and that the term nevus be attended always by a modifier that gives specificity to it, e.g., elastic tissue nevus, nevus comedonicus, nevus anemicus, and Masson’s blue neuronevus. There is no place for the erroneous concept of…

Melanoma arising in a giant nevus spilus maculosus

Melanoma arising in a giant nevus spilus maculosus

…nodule with surrounding erythema. Figure 2. The nodule on the right leg appeared in association with a speckled lentiginous nevus (nevus spilus). Figure 3. Extension of the nevus spilus that crosses the midline. Figure 4. Close-up of nevus spilus…

The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

…sion be called then? We propose to simply call it melanocytic nevus-that is what it truly is. Alternatively, one can call it Clark’s nevus, as the late Ackerman proposed, if one desires to distinguish it from other types of nevi [7]. Just do…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Malignant Spitz Nevus?

…, and polygonal, shape. If Spitz nevi are benign, why do some authors advance the thesis of malignant or metastasizing Spitz nevus? The concept of metastasis of Spitz nevus derives in every instance from misdiagnosis histopathologic of a melanoma as…

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Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

…anoma. In: Clinical Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby Co., 1990:551. “Nevocytic Nevi Synonyms: Nevocellular nevus, nevus cell nevus. Nevus cells, or nevocytes, are cells closely related to the melanocytes which also originate from…

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

…on of “homogeneous steel-blue pigmentation” and “starburst pattern” that suggest a diagnosis of blue nevus or Spitz nevus, respectively. When there are numbers of dermoscopic findings that indicate distinct diseases, the…

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Normal, Typical, Ordinary, Banal, and Common Nevus?

…#8221; Not only are dysplastic and common not contrasting (common versus uncommon) but, paradoxically, so-called dysplastic (Clark’s) nevus is more common by far than any so-called common nevus. Other melanocytic nevi, such as Unna’s,…