Melanoma with Neural Differentiation
Melanoma with neural differentiation is a peculiar form of spindle cell melanoma, closely related to desmoplastic melanoma and neurotropic melanoma. The particular characteristic of this entity is its histological similarity with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (neurofibrosarcoma). The term is best applied to lesions in which neural differentiation is the predominant finding. Alternative terms are neural transforming melanoma, neural or neuroid melanoma, and melanoma with neural metaplasia.
KeywordsNeural Differentiation Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amelanotic Malignant Melanoma Malignant Schwannoma Desmoplastic Melanoma
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