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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Epidemic of Melanoma?

“Malignant melanoma of the skin is a major cancer in the young, working population, second in prevalence only to cancers of the testis in males in the 30-49-year-old range. Moreover, there is a recent increase in the incidence and mortality o…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Precursor Lesions of Melanoma?

“Precursors of melanoma are lesions that are benign per se but have the potential of turning malignant and thus giving rise to melanoma. Two such entities are recognized: (1) atypical nevomelanocytic proliferation, and (2) congenital nevomela…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Nail matrix melanoma: consecutive cases in a general practice

Introduction Nail matrix melanoma, otherwise known as subungual melanoma, is unique in that the actual primary cutaneous melanoma is occult, being covered by the nail plate and the proximal nail fold. Fortunately, the concealed melanoma may produce…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Radial Growth Phase versus Vertical Growth Phase of Melanoma?

…, Elder DE, Guerry IV D, et al. Dysplastic nevi and malignant melanoma. In: Farmer ER, Hood AF, eds. Pathology of the Skin. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1990:700-702. “Lesions that progress to the vertical-growth phase acquire the ability…