Desmoplastic melanoma features significant areas with spindled, fibroblast-like melanocytes and abundant collagen. The term desmoplasia comes from the Greek word desmos for tendon, bundle or ligament. Desmoplastic melanoma closely simulates a mesenchymal neoplasm or a fibrotic process with which it is regularly confused.
KeywordsSpindle Cell Neural Differentiation Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Reticular Dermis Blue Nevus
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