The increasing use of dermoscopy in preoperative diagnosis of melanocytic skin neoplasms is impacting on routine histopathology to a relevant extent. We herein present the dermoscopic-pathologic features of 6 cases of histopathologically controversial melanocytic skin neoplasms. By illustrating these cases, we emphasize at least 3 different fields of interest for a combined (clinico-)dermoscopic-pathologic diagnostic approach, namely, information about the evolution of lesions; detection of gross sampling errors; definition of peculiar clinicopathologic entities. The theoretic and practical aspects of a close interaction among dermoscopists and histopathologists are itemized in detail. Semin Cutan Med Surg 28:157-164 (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Dermoscopic-Pathologic Correlation: Apropos of Six Equivocal Cases

ARGENZIANO, Giuseppe;
2009

Abstract

The increasing use of dermoscopy in preoperative diagnosis of melanocytic skin neoplasms is impacting on routine histopathology to a relevant extent. We herein present the dermoscopic-pathologic features of 6 cases of histopathologically controversial melanocytic skin neoplasms. By illustrating these cases, we emphasize at least 3 different fields of interest for a combined (clinico-)dermoscopic-pathologic diagnostic approach, namely, information about the evolution of lesions; detection of gross sampling errors; definition of peculiar clinicopathologic entities. The theoretic and practical aspects of a close interaction among dermoscopists and histopathologists are itemized in detail. Semin Cutan Med Surg 28:157-164 (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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