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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

ABCDEs?

…, clinically and histopathologically, are acquired melanocytic nevi that can be classified and named eponymically for Unna, Miescher, Spitz, Clark, and Reed. Clark’s nevi, by far the most common melanocytic nevi in man, usually are tiny, about…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Changing Mole?

…y of those being superficial and “deep” congenital nevi, followed by superficial congenital nevi, and then by Clark’s nevi. Uncommonly, melanomas arise in conjunction with Unna’s and Miescher’s nevi, both of those being…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

…&E, x100). [Copyright: ©2012 Shiga et al.] Conclusion Blue nevi present as dark blue or blue-black, small macules or dome-shaped papules about 1-5 mm in diameter [1]. The histological characteristics of blue nevi are dermal melanocytes that appea…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

…basal region at the dermoepidermal junction.” Habif TP. Nevi and malignant melanoma. In: Clinical Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby Co., 1990:551. “Nevocytic Nevi Synonyms: Nevocellular nevus, nevus cell nevus. Nevus cells, o…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

When all you have is a dermatoscope—start looking at the nails

…gn nevus of the nail unit Characteristics for subungual benign nevi are their appearance in children and young adults and their regular pattern of the longitudinal lines. The width of the pigmented band of subungual nevi is rather low (normally ≤3 mm…

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