ABOUT THIS BOOK
· A helpful self-study tool utilizing a case based approach
· Written by experts in this field
· All figures and glass slides are hosted online for easy viewing and access
Melanocytic Lesions: A Case Based Approach provides a concise yet comprehensive guideline on how to diagnose common as well as problematic and challenging melanocytic lesions. In the first 11 chapters, each entity is illustrated by an actual case; followed by discussion of how the diagnosis is reached, of the histologic differential diagnoses, and of diagnostic pitfalls; and ends with bulleted teaching points. Pertinent and up to date references are included at the end of each chapter. The latter chapters cover current microstaging and classification of melanoma, ancillary techniques including immunohistochemistry as well as available molecular assays and molecular targeted therapy.
Melanocytic Lesions: A Case Based Approach serves as a useful resource for pathologists, dermatologists and researchers dealing with melanocytic lesions.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » dermal melanocytosis - dysplastic nevus - lentigo - malignant melanoma -molecular therapy - nevus
Related subjects » Dermatology - Pathology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Lentigo and the acquired nevus.- 2. Variations on the acquired nevus.- 3. Dermal melanocytosis.- 4. Congenital nevus and variants.- 5. Spindle and epithelioid cell (Spitz) nevus and variants.- 6. Vulvar nevus and malignant melanoma.- 7. Dysplastic nevus.- 8. Problems in various subtypes of malignant melanoma.- 9. Primary versus metastatic malignant melanoma.- 10. Special features of premalignant and malignant conjunctival melanocytic lesions.- 11. Special variants of malignant melanoma.- 12. Approach to microstaging of primary melanoma and evaluation of prognostic .- variables.- 13. Ancillary techniques in diagnosing melanocytic lesions.- 14. Molecular classification and molecular targeted therapy of melanoma.