Variability in nomenclature used for nevi with architectural disorder and cytologic atypia (microscopically dysplastic nevi) by dermatologists and dermatopathologists.

@article{Shapiro2004VariabilityIN,
  title={Variability in nomenclature used for nevi with architectural disorder and cytologic atypia (microscopically dysplastic nevi) by dermatologists and dermatopathologists.},
  author={Michael B Shapiro and Mary-Margaret Chren and Ross M Levy and David E. Elder and Philip E. Leboit and Martin C. Mihm and David J Margolis and Phyllis A. Gimotty and Michael E Ming},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={523-30}
}
BACKGROUND Although a nevus with the microscopic features of a "dysplastic nevus" is commonly seen, the nomenclature used to describe such a lesion has been thought to be inconsistent. A 1992 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference sought to unify nomenclature and suggested that the term "nevus with architectural disorder" be used along with a comment on melanocytic atypia. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional mail survey to determine preferred terminology as well as the… CONTINUE READING

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