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Atlas of Diagnostically Challenging Melanocytic Neoplasms

  • Caterina Longo
  • Giuseppe Argenziano
  • Aimilios Lallas
  • Elvira Moscarella
  • Simonetta Piana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 1-17
  3. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 19-35
  4. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 37-54
  5. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 55-72
  6. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 73-104
  7. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 105-115
  8. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 117-127
  9. Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana
    Pages 129-145

About this book

Introduction

This atlas provides a clear, concise overview of the most challenging circumstances faced by clinicians and pathologists when dealing with melanocytic neoplasms. The book is structured as a case series; for each case, the clinical and dermoscopic appearances are presented, accompanied by a brief but comprehensive description and compelling histopathologic images. When available, in vivo confocal microscopy images are also included to highlight additional diagnostic clues. Identification of key messages and selected references will further guide the reader in the diagnosis and management of the neoplasm under consideration.

It is well known that melanocytic lesions can be difficult to interpret. Some lesions show an ambiguous combination of morphologic criteria, and in these cases interpretation entails a high degree of subjectivity that results in low interobserver agreement even among expert pathologists. This atlas demonstrates how the addition of clinical information, including that provided by dermoscopy, can assist in reaching a more confident diagnosis.

Keywords

Confocal microscopy Dermoscopy Histopathology Melanocytic nevi Melanoma Recurrent nevi Sclerosing nevi Spitz/Reed nevi

Authors and affiliations

  • Caterina Longo
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Argenziano
    • 2
  • Aimilios Lallas
    • 3
  • Elvira Moscarella
    • 4
  • Simonetta Piana
    • 5
  1. 1.Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS, Department of DermatologyUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Dermatology UnitUniversity of CampaniaNaplesItaly
  3. 3.First Department of DermatologyAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece
  4. 4.Dermatology and Skin Cancer UnitArcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCSReggio EmiliaItaly
  5. 5.Pathology UnitArcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCSReggio EmiliaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48653-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48651-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48653-6
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