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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nuclear Atypia, Cytoplasmic Atypia, and Architectural Atypia?

…s with nuclear atypia in atypical (dysplastic) nevomelanocytic nevi. Hum Pathol 1990;21:51-58. “In our view, both cytologic atypia and architectural atypia are necessary to enhance specificity of diagnosis [of dysplastic nevi].” “T…

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…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Fibromatoses?

“Benign tumors and tumor-like proliferations Fibromatoses Fibroma molle Nonmetastasizing fibrosarcomas Desmoid tumor Keloid Cicatricial fibromatosis Palmar fibromatosis (fibroma or pseudotumor of Dupuytren’s contracture) Plantar fibroma…

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