Spitz nevus versus spitzoid malignant melanoma: an evaluation of the current distinguishing histopathologic criteria.

@article{Walsh1998SpitzNV,
  title={Spitz nevus versus spitzoid malignant melanoma: an evaluation of the current distinguishing histopathologic criteria.},
  author={Norman Walsh and Kerry A. Crotty and Allan A. Palmer and S. W. McCarthy},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={1105-12}
}
Because of the well-known difficulty in distinguishing between Spitz nevi and spitzoid malignant melanomas at the microscopic level, the critical importance of this task notwithstanding, expert dermatopathologists across the world have strenuously endeavored to identify histopathologic criteria that would assist microscopists in this effort. Many reports itemizing such criteria are extant. The objective of the current study was to determine which of these criteria serve as the most consistent… CONTINUE READING

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