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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

Key Points The therapy of malignant melanoma is determined by the histopathologic features (primarily tumor thickness, ulceration, regression, and mitotic index), by the location of the tumor, by the presence of regional or distant metastases and…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blue Nevus?

…being termed ‘cellular blue naevus.’ In the common variety bipolar and dendritic melanocytes lie singly or in masses in the dermis. . . . The cellular type is composed of the same elements as the ordinary type, but in addition possesses

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

…ppear as melanin-containing fibroblast-like cells grouped in irregular bundles admixed with melanin-containing macrophages, associated with excessive fibrous tissue in the middle or upper reticular dermis [2]. On dermoscopy, a blue nevus is

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Dermatofibroma vs. Desmoplastic Spitz’s nevus

…Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Spitz’s nevus, compound type vs. Melanoma

…Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….