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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Precursor Lesions of Melanoma?

…orms, clinically and histopathologically, e.g., Masson’s blue neuronevus, nevus spilus, and giant hairy nevus, to mention but three of more than a score of them. Theoretically, a melanoma may arise in association with any type of congenital nev…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dysplasia?

…“funny looking moles.” Sections taken from biopsy specimens of funny looking moles by those workers showed distinctive melanocytic nevi formed of what they conceived to be two components—one that they termed nevus and the other tha…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Persistent Lentiginous Melanocytic Hyperplasia, Atypical Melanocytic Hyperplasia (Melanocytic Nuclear Atypia), Lamellar Fibroplasia, Concentric Fibroplasia, and Lymphocytes as Criteria for Diagnosis Histopathologic of Dysplastic Nevi?

…et al. A study of tumor progression: the precursor lesions of superficial spreading and nodular melanoma. Hum Pathol 1984;15:1147-1165. “At higher magnification, lentiginous proliferation of nevus cells in the epidermis is the dominant featur…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Changing Mole?

“Any single nevus that is noted to change independently should be cause for alarm.” Rhodes AR. Neoplasms: benign neoplasias, hyperplasias, and dysplasias of melanocytes. In: Fitzpatrick TB, Eisen AZ, Wolff K, et al., eds., Dermatology…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

…was performed with the excision submitted for assessment by a specialist dermatopathologist. Histologic sections (Figures 3-11) showed a compound melanocytic proliferation with two components, the first consisting of bland nevus cells, which matured…

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