Search Results for: spitz-like nevus

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

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

…y clear cells are seen in a large, relatively symmetrical group that is fairly closely bound. Most of the cells are exactly alike and very few, if any, nevus cells are observed to divide. Mole cells are commonly found close to the surface of the…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…s reported as high as 20%., Recent studies, however, indicate that the majority of cases of basal cell carcinomas arising in nevus sebaceus are more accurately classified as benign trichoblastoma-like lesions, although authentic basal cell carcinoma…

The long history of a melanoma associated with a congenital large plaque type blue nevus with subcutaneous cellular nodules

The long history of a melanoma associated with a congenital large plaque type blue nevus with subcutaneous cellular nodules

…lue nevi are summarized in Table 1. The greatest controversies are related to the existence of three entities: atypical blue nevus, malignant blue nevus and metastasizing blue nevus, that some authors have deleted from medical terminology [7]. Table…

The mythical concept and untoward consequences of a diagnosis of dysplastic nevus: an overdue tribute to A. Bernard Ackerman, MD

The mythical concept and untoward consequences of a diagnosis of dysplastic nevus: an overdue tribute to A. Bernard Ackerman, MD

…on the trunk and extremities, following a 5 mm margin re-excision of a so-called Spark’s nevus (features of a dysplastic and Spitz nevus). (Copyright: ©2015 Hurwitz et al.) Figure 2. Source of cartoon unknown; text modified by author. These surgical…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen planus-like keratosis

…iltrates of lymphocytes or, more compellingly, presenting itself uncompromised at the periphery of the lesion. Lichen planus-like keratosis, like solar keratosis, invariably occurs on skin damaged badly by sunlight as evidenced by copious quantities…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Junctional Activity and Active Junctional Nevus?

…ectly. “I don’t know” is a better diagnosis by far than “borderline melanoma,” “atypical Spitz’s nevus,” “MELTUMP,” and “SAMPUS”! “Active Junctional Nevus, designated…

Comparison of dermatoscopic images of acral lentiginous melanoma and acral melanocytic nevus occurring on body weight-bearing areas

Comparison of dermatoscopic images of acral lentiginous melanoma and acral melanocytic nevus occurring on body weight-bearing areas

…a parallel ridge pattern (PRP), with a specificity of 99% and a sensitivity of 86% [1,4]. In contrast, the acral melanocytic nevus shows a parallel furrow pattern (PFP, 54%), lattice-like pattern (21%), or fibrillar pattern (FP, 15%) [5,6]. The…

Clinical Case Studies

Nevus of Ota

…ciated 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 Ota is a dermal melanocytic disorder that…