Cutaneous malignant melanotic neurocristic tumors arising in neurocristic hamartomas. A melanocytic tumor morphologically and biologically distinct from common melanoma.

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Cutaneous neurocristic hamartomas (CNH) are pigmented lesions of neural crest origin that involve the skin and superficial soft tissue. They consist of a complex proliferation of nevomelanocytes, schwann cells, and pigmented dendritic and spindled cells. Malignancies can arise within the lesions, but few studies have dealt with this issue. We studied seven… (More)

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@article{Pearson1996CutaneousMM, title={Cutaneous malignant melanotic neurocristic tumors arising in neurocristic hamartomas. A melanocytic tumor morphologically and biologically distinct from common melanoma.}, author={J. P. Pearson and Sabrina Weiss and John T. Headington}, journal={The American journal of surgical pathology}, year={1996}, volume={20 6}, pages={665-77} }