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Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 1-14
  3. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 15-22
  4. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 23-34
  5. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 35-70
  6. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 71-84
  7. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 97-120
  8. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 121-124
  9. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 125-130
  10. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 131-150
  11. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 151-168
  12. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 169-234
  13. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 235-252
  14. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 253-264
  15. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 265-276
  16. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 277-288
  17. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 289-302
  18. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 303-314
  19. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 315-328
  20. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 329-336
  21. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 337-346
  22. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 347-362
  23. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 363-378
  24. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 379-384
  25. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 385-402
  26. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 403-412
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    Pages 413-418
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    Pages 419-424
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    Pages 425-430
  30. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 431-442
  31. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 443-462
  32. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 463-486
  33. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 487-502
  34. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 503-508
  35. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 509-514
  36. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 515-520
  37. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 521-526
  38. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 527-532
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    Pages 533-536
  40. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 537-550
  41. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 551-564
  42. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 565-580
  43. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 581-590
  44. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 591-604
  45. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 605-612
  46. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 613-616
  47. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 617-630
  48. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 631-644
  49. Guido Massi, Philip E. Leboit
    Pages 645-649

About this book

Introduction

The interpretation of melanocytic tumors represents one of the most impor­ tant topics and probably the most difficult challenge in the field of dermato­ pathology. For example, the evaluation of the so called nevoid (spitzoid) melanoma, Spitz's nevi with conflicting criteria, or some benign simulators of malignant melanoma can pose seemingly insurmountable diagnostic problems. A correct diagnosis is expected, because the implications are seri­ ous. The misreading of a section of a malignant melanoma as a nevus, which will then be left untreated, may result in regrowth at the biopsy site, may metastasize and lead to death. Whereas, overdiagnosis of Spitz's nevus may be followed by unnecessarily extensive surgery including lymph node dissection and, sometimes, immunotherapy and chemotherapy also. Melanocytic tumors are identified by clinical and histological criteria, with the later based on both architectural and cytomorphological features. A clear, comprehensive book on this subject can be of help to dermatopatholo­ gists, general pathologists, and dermatologists. Philip LeBoit and Guido Massi are particularly suited to deal with this task, because of their great experience. They have produced an impressive work that will be respected as a major teaching guide and diagnostic aid for melanoma and benign melanocytic lesions.

Keywords

Dermatopathology Melanocytic tumors Nevi cell melanoma pathology pregnancy skin skin disease

Authors and affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7985-1943-5
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff-Verlag Darmstadt 2004
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62222-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7985-1943-5
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