Search Results for: spitz-like nevus

Pigmented Bowen’s disease presenting with a “starburst” pattern

Pigmented Bowen’s disease presenting with a “starburst” pattern

…re a “starburst” appearance [1-7]. Conclusions The “starburst” pattern is classically considered the dermoscopic hallmark of Spitz/Reed nevus. It is characterized by the presence of pigmented sharply focused streaks radially distributed at the…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Urticaria pigmentosa

…tself in a child as one or several yellow nodules, but without bullae; Darier’s sign cannot be elicited. Spitz’s nevus, especially in children, may be expressed as a pink or orange papule incapable of urtication on rubbing. Miscue…

Murphy MJ (ed). Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. New York: Springer Science + Business Media (Humana Press), 2011

Murphy MJ (ed). Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. New York: Springer Science + Business Media (Humana Press), 2011

…hors allude correctly to the subjectivity entering into histopathologic diagnosis, e.g., in differentiation of Spitz’s nevus from spitzoid melanoma, but do not acknowledge that in molecular methods, such as FISH, evaluation is also subjective…

In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy features of a melanoacanthoma

In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy features of a melanoacanthoma

…ed. New Delhi: Lippincott, 2009:791–849. 10. Rossiello L, Zalaudek I, Ferrara G, et al. Melanoacanthoma simulating pigmented Spitz nevus: an unusual dermoscopy pitfall. Dermatol Surg 2006;32(5):735-7. PubMed CrossRef 11. Shankar V, Nandi J, Ghosh K,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Xanthogranuloma

…er’s sign, i.e., urtication of a lesion in response to rubbing it. Histiocytosis X is accompanied by purpuric papules. Spitz’s nevus tends to be a solitary pink or orange, but not yellow, papule. Findings histopathologic Early Moderately…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…, a phenomenon known as Darier’s sign. A solitary lesion of juvenile xanthogranuloma may be confused clinically with a Spitz’s nevus. Each may be an orange, smooth-surfaced papule. In contrast to the expression in juvenile,…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Xanthogranuloma vs. Reticulohistiocytic granuloma

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…

Superficial angiomyxoma of the skin

Superficial angiomyxoma of the skin

…because our patient lacked skin pigmentation, mucosal lesion, other cutaneous tumors or family history of myxomas. Although Spitz nevus and amelanotic melanoma come first in the list of differential diagnoses of nonpigmented nodular lesions…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Scar

…is of those so-called blue nevi that are associated with “collagenization,” and in the reticular dermis of those Spitz’s nevi and melanomas that are characterized by desmoplasia, which is a synonym for fibroplasia that accompanies…