Search Results for: spitz-like nevus

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Dermatofibroma vs. Desmoplastic Spitz’s nevus

Papules, nodules, and tumors that, on gross examination, are usually skin colored and, on histopathologic examination, consist of an epithelium-lined sac that contains fluid, cells, or both in the case of true cysts and of cysts that are associated…

Spitz nevus on the sole of a foot presenting with transepidermal elimination

Spitz nevus on the sole of a foot presenting with transepidermal elimination

…the cells were atypical, and maturation of the cells with increasing depth was observed. From these findings, a diagnosis of Spitz nevus was made. Transepidermal elimination of nevus cell nests was observed and there were small groups of degenerated…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Spitz’s nevus, compound type vs. Melanoma

Papules, nodules, and tumors that, on gross examination, are usually skin colored and, on histopathologic examination, consist of an epithelium-lined sac that contains fluid, cells, or both in the case of true cysts and of cysts that are associated…

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

…his day, Spitz and Reed nevi are still regarded as acquired melanocytic nevi [18,19,21]. However, in several descriptions of Spitz nevus it has been noted to have features in common with superficial or superficial and deep congenital melanocytic…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blue Nevus?

…Table presents only some of many congenital melanocytic nevi. There are others that merit mention, such as rare examples of Spitz nevus (solitary, agminated, and systematized types) and various combined nevi, the most common of which contains some…

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

…department with a blue-gray papule approximately 4 mm in diameter. We suspected that it was a blue nevus or a pigmented Reed/Spitz nevus. On dermoscopic observation, the lesion showed homogeneous black-bluish pigmentation. This dermoscopic feature…

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…