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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Halo Phenomenon?

…ug;22(4):342–48. “Regression of congenital melanocytic nevi is usually accompanied by the halo phenomenon and is considered a rare event.” Arpaia N, Cassano N, Filotico R, Laricchia F, Vena GA. Unusual clinical presentation of regressio…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nuclear Atypia, Cytoplasmic Atypia, and Architectural Atypia?

…evus.” Clark WH Jr., Elder DE, Guerry IV D. Dysplastic nevi and malignant melanoma. In: Farmer ER, Hood AF, eds. Pathology of the Skin. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1990:689. Various degrees of atypia such as cytological atypia, archite…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

ABCDEs?

…anomas to be distinguished clinically from most Clark’s nevi, they still are flawed seriously and irreparably. For example, what does “border irregularity” mean? To assess irregularity of a border, an agreed-on measuring stick for j…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Changing Mole?

…a patient with a changing mole, an atypical mole or multiple nevi is at considerable risk for developing melanoma. Goldstein BG, Goldstein AO. Diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma. Am Fam Physician 2001 Apr 1;63(7):1359-68, 1374. Review. E…

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