Cytopathology of Cutaneous Tumors

  • Kenneth B. Calder
  • Rahel Mathew
  • Michael B. MorganEmail author


Cytopathology is the study of morphologic cellular features based upon microscopic anatomy. In addition, the cytologic findings of cells reflect functional differentiation (cytoplasm) and cellular activity (nuclear findings). Understanding the cellular details of neoplasms has significant diagnostic utility. The cytologic features of the most common skin tumors are presented in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth B. Calder
    • 1
  • Rahel Mathew
    • 1
  • Michael B. Morgan
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Cell BiologyUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Bay Area Dermatopathology Ameripath, and Director of Primary Care Institute, Dermpath DiagnosticsUniversity of South Florida College of Medicine, and Director, Dermatopathology, Haley V.A. Hospital, and Managing DirectorTampaUSA

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