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The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

…the one, not the so-called dysplastic nevus. We have come to know the lesion under discussion is as a variant of melanocytic nevus and the commonest nevus in humans. In other words, it is totally benign and not dysplastic at all, namely, neither an…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

…anoma. In: Clinical Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby Co., 1990:551. “Nevocytic Nevi Synonyms: Nevocellular nevus, nevus cell nevus. Nevus cells, or nevocytes, are cells closely related to the melanocytes which also originate from…

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…

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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…