Spitz tumors in children: a grading system for risk stratification.

  title={Spitz tumors in children: a grading system for risk stratification.},
  author={Alain Spatz and Eduardo J Calonje and Sue Handfield-Jones and Raymond L. Barnhill},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={135 3},
OBJECTIVE To describe a grading system for risk stratification of atypical Spitz tumors in children and adolescents. In some circumstances, unequivocal distinction between Spitz nevus and melanoma is practically impossible. It is likely that these lesions for which we lack specific diagnostic criteria represent a broad histological continuum extending from benign to malignant tumors. Therefore, we propose that Spitz tumors be categorized into low-, intermediate-, or high-risk categories based… CONTINUE READING


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