Skin Lesions and Unusual Subcutaneous Lesions

  • Peter Spieler
  • Matthias Rössle
Part of the Essentials of Diagnostic Pathology book series (ESSENTPATH)


This chapter covers (1) common and rare skin lesions of cytologic interest focusing in particular on pilomatrixoma, basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and primary cutaneous tumors looking-alike metastatic deposits, (2) unusual subcutaneous disorders giving rise to difficulties in standard cytology such as endometriosis and inguinal tumorous mass due to osteoarthritic damage.

Diagnostic algorithms of benign and malignant findings in cytologic specimens and respective differential diagnoses are additionally presented in a synoptic setup.


Skin Lesion Basal Cell Carcinoma Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Merkel Cell Carcinoma Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Spieler
    • 1
  • Matthias Rössle
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PathologieKantonsspital St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische PathologieUniversitätsSpital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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