Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma
Massi, G. - LeBoit, P.
· Practical guide to the histological diagnosis of nevi and melanoma
· Contains numerous high-quality color photographs
· Provides sets of precise diagnostic criteria
· Will help the reader to make the right diagnosis even in difficult or rare cases
The histopathologic interpretation of melanocytic neoplasms is probably the most difficult task in the field of dermatopathology. The second edition of this text and atlas depicts a broad range of the most important and most challenging melanocytic lesions that histopathologists might encounter. Each case is illustrated with at least three high-quality color photographs and is commented on at length, highlighting the diagnostic clues. The goal of the authors is to assist both general pathologists and dermatopathologists in making an accurate diagnosis applicable to their daily practice, and one that can be understood by clinicians. They achieve this by providing criteria that can serve as a sound basis for an unequivocal diagnosis in most cases. The reader will find Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma to be an invaluable guide to correct diagnosis even in difficult or rare cases.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Differential Diagnosis - Malignant Melanoma - Melanocytic Nevi
Related subjects » Dermatology - Oncology & Hematology - Pathology
Criteria for the Diagnosis of Benign Melanocytic Nevus.- Melanocytic Hyperplasia.- Melanotic Macules.- “Commonon” Nevus.- Congenital Nevus.- Junctional Anomalies in Congenital and Acquired Nevi in the First Year of Life.- Proliferative Nodules in Congenital Nevi.- Nevus Spilus.- Dermal Melanocytoses.- “Common “Blue Nevus.- “Cellular” Blue Nevus.- SPITZ Nevus.- Reed Nevus.- Deep Penetrating Nevus.- Dysplastic & Clarks’s Nevus.- Combinedin Nevus.- Nevi on Acral Skin.- Nevi on Genital Skin.- Nevi in the Oral Cavity.- Polypoid Nevus of Pregnancy and Milk Line Nevi.- Nevi OF the Conjunctiva.- Melanocytic Nevi Affected by inflammatory Skin Dideases.- Halo Nevus.- Recurrent and Persistent Nevus.- Traumatised Nevi.- Benign Melanocytoma.- Medicolegal Cases.- Criteria for the Diagnosis OF Malignant Melanoma.- Melanoma in situ.- Lentigo Maligna.- Superficial Spreading Pattern of Melanoma.- Nodular Pattern of Melanoma.- Melanoma with Spindle Cell.- Nevoid Melanoma.- Spitzoid Melanoma.- Desmoplastic Melanoma.- Neurotropic Melanoma.- Melanoma with Neural Differentiaton.- Myxoid Melanoma.- Melanoma with Features of Blue Nevus.- Animal Type Melanoma.- Melanoma on Blue Nevus.- Unusual and Bizarre forms of Melanoma.- Melanoma on Nevus.- Melanoma on Palms, Soles and Subungual Bed.- Melanoma on Genital Skin.- Melanoma on Oral Cavity.- Melanoma on Conjunctiva.- Recurrent and Persistent Melanoma.- Regressing and Regressed Melanoma.- Cutaneous Metastatic Melanoma.- Malignant Melanocytoma.- Medicolegal Cases.- Molecular Biology in the Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma.- Histological Prognostic Factors.
Guido Massi, MD, graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy in 1975 and subsequently obtained his Specialization in Pathology and Specialization in Dermatology from the same institution. He has been an Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatopathology at the School since 1999. He is also Chief of the Surgical Pathology Laboratory (which mainly deals with dermatopathology) at the Complesso Integrato Columbus in Rome and Director of the Dermatopathology Section of Laboratorio Inghirami, Rome. Dr. Massi has been responsible for the organization of a number of international workshops and symposia on dermatopathology. He is the author or co-author of three previous books as well as many publications in peer-reviewed journals that address a wide range of dermatological conditions.
Philip E. LeBoit, MD, studied at Albany Medical College, New York, before serving as a Resident in Pathology, Fellow in Dermatopathology, and Resident in Laboratory Medicine. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Pathology in the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, where he is also Division Chief of the Dermatopathology Section and Co-director of the Dermatopathology Service. He has received various awards, including the A. Bernard Ackerman Lecture Award from the International Society of Dermatopathology and both the Herman Pinkus Memorial Lecture Award and Founders’ Awards from the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of various editorial boards, including of the American Journal of Dermatopathology (former editor in chief), American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Dermatology: Practical & Conceptual, skinnet.com, and Derm101.com. Dr. LeBoit was President of the International Society of Dermatopathology from 2007-10 and is a member of the UICC TNM Expert Panel on Skin Cancer. He is the first author or co-author of approaching 150 original articles as well as many editorials, review articles and book chapters.