New techniques in dermatopathology that help to diagnose and prognosticate melanoma.

@article{Carlson2009NewTI,
  title={New techniques in dermatopathology that help to diagnose and prognosticate melanoma.},
  author={John Andrew Carlson and Jeffrey S. Ross and Andrze J Slominski},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={75-102}
}
Routine light microscopy supplemented with immunohistochemistry in cases of metastatic or spindle cell melanoma are standards of care for the diagnosis and staging of melanoma. Not all melanocytic tumors can be confidently classified as melanoma or benign nevus by histology, however. In addition, tumor thickness and ulceration, the current American Joint Classification on Cancer prognosticators for primary cutaneous (stages I and II) melanoma used in clinical practice, do not perfectly predict… CONTINUE READING
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