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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Dermatofibroma with “monster” cells Malignant fibrous histiocytoma…

Time to reconsider Spitzoid neoplasms?

Time to reconsider Spitzoid neoplasms?

…nvincing, because it is very difficult to explain why it does not generally fail in the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma or dermatofibroma, and so frequently fails in Spitzoid neoplasms. A second possibility may be that, despite the numerous…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Dermatofibroma with “monster” cells Malignant fibrous histiocytoma 1. Symmetric 1. Asymmetric 2. Vertical orientation sometimes 2. No vertical orientation 3. Vasculature prominent 3. Vasculature not prominent 4. Few, if any, mitotic…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Dermatofibroma Desmoplastic Spitz’s nevus 1. Acanthotic epidermis often associated with induction of folliculo-sebaceous units 1. Little or no acanthosis; no induction of folliculo-sebaceous units 2. Epidermis often thinned above the center…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Surface of dermatofibroma affiliated with follicular germs Surface of superficial basal-cell carcinoma 1. Acanthotic hyperpigmented epidermis; not ulcerated 1. Thin epidermis; sometimes eroded and/or ulcerated 2. Proliferations of germinative…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Dermatofibroma Desmoplastic Spitz’s nevus…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…Surface of dermatofibroma affiliated with follicular germs Surface of superficial basal-cell carcinoma…