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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…lesions is the presence of cytologic atypia, or dysplasia, of melanocytes.” (Greene et al. Lancet 1980). In 1981 they stated that “dysplasia is used as a synonym for melanocytic atypia rather than for hyperplasia of atypical melanocytes.&…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

…undulate between rete ridges and dermal papillae 5. Nests of melanocytes predominate over melanocytes disposed as solitary units 5. Abnormal melanocytes arrayed mainly as solitary units in at least some high-power fields 6. Nests of melanocytes rela…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…m in types of cells other than keratocytes, such as ballooned melanocytes of nevi and melanomas (balloon-cell nevi and balloon cell melanoma, respectively). Figure 3.6 Ballooning (intracellular edema), reticular alteration, and vesiculation. BASAL LA…

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