Search Results for: melanocytes

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Lentigo?

…ly has been given to two entirely different proliferations of melanocytes confined to the epidermis (and to the uppermost part of epithelial structures of the adnexa). One of those conditions consists of a slight increase in the number of monomorphic…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Pigmented Lesions

…m of neoplastic trichoblasts, the latter being accompanied by melanocytes scattered among them. Solar keratosis, pigmented (95) Nubbins of abnormal keratocytes in the lower third at least of an unusually thickened epidermis. Altered cornification in…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

…20;nevus cells,” “nevocytes,” or “nevomelanocytes.” The authors imply that nevus cells are distinctive and different from melanocytes. In fact, what are termed nevus cells, nevocytes, and nevomelanocytes are simply abnor…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Junctional Activity and Active Junctional Nevus?

…ill-lifes; they do not see them as motion pictures. Nuclei of melanocytes may be said to be “monomorphic” or “pleomorphic,” but they cannot be judged to be “active” or “inactive.” All melanocytes of all…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

…cutaneous appendages, vessels or nerves. As a common finding, melanocytes splay between collagen bundles singly or in double rows [4,10,11]. Recently, the presence of largish melanocytic nests has been identified as a further clue to congenital type…