Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

…orically, histologically, clinically and molecularly, that the so-called dysplastic nevus is a type of melanocytic nevus and should be managed like other types of melanocytic nevi [1,2]. This reinforces the notion set forth by the late Bernie Ackerma…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…us-cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinoma arising in a naevus sebaceous of Jadassohn: case report and literature review. Clin Exp Dermatol 2005 May;30(3):259-60. Virtually every textbook in which an entry about nevus sebaceus is found states that b…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

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

…(.25 inches) in diameter. Any mole that grows larger than that size may be cancerous.” http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Skin-Cancer.html. Accessed November 29, 2006. “When a typical common nevus is seen under the microscope (one hopes

Clinical Case Studies

Nevus of Ota

…he left infraorbital region. There was no associated change in skin texture. No scleral pigment was noted. Figure 1. Nevus of Ota at patient’s initial presentation. Nevus of Ota was suspected because of the history and morphology. Nevus of O…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Dermatofibroma vs. Desmoplastic Spitz’s nevus

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Spitz’s nevus, compound type vs. Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Sebaceous hyperplasia vs. Nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…