Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma

Authors: Massi, Guido, LeBoit, Philip E.

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  • Major teaching guide and practical diagnostic aid for the microscopic diagnosis of benign melanocytic nevi and melanoma
  • Emphasis on a concise differential diagnostic approach
  • Clinicopathological correlation, also crucial for the diagnosis of melanocytic tumors
  • Presentation of new concepts and observations
  • Beautiful design with illustrations of exceptional quality
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About this book

The interpretation of melanocytic tumors represents one of the most impor­ tant topics and probably the most difficult challenge in the field of dermato­ pathology. For example, the evaluation of the so called nevoid (spitzoid) melanoma, Spitz's nevi with conflicting criteria, or some benign simulators of malignant melanoma can pose seemingly insurmountable diagnostic problems. A correct diagnosis is expected, because the implications are seri­ ous. The misreading of a section of a malignant melanoma as a nevus, which will then be left untreated, may result in regrowth at the biopsy site, may metastasize and lead to death. Whereas, overdiagnosis of Spitz's nevus may be followed by unnecessarily extensive surgery including lymph node dissection and, sometimes, immunotherapy and chemotherapy also. Melanocytic tumors are identified by clinical and histological criteria, with the later based on both architectural and cytomorphological features. A clear, comprehensive book on this subject can be of help to dermatopatholo­ gists, general pathologists, and dermatologists. Philip LeBoit and Guido Massi are particularly suited to deal with this task, because of their great experience. They have produced an impressive work that will be respected as a major teaching guide and diagnostic aid for melanoma and benign melanocytic lesions.

About the authors

Guido Massi, MD
Professor of Pathology and Dermatopathology
Department of Pathology, Catholic University
Medical School
Rome, Italy

Philip E. LeBoit, MD
Professor of Clinical Pathology and Dermatology
University of California, School of Medicine
San Francisco, California, USA

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Criteria for the Diagnosis of Benign Melanocytic Nevus

    Massi, Prof. Guido, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Melanocytic Hyperplasia

    Massi, Prof. Guido, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • Melanotic Macules

    Massi, Prof. Guido, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • “Common” Nevus

    Massi, Prof. Guido, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 35-70

  • Congenital Nevus

    Massi, Prof. Guido, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 71-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Steinkopff-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Steinkopff-Verlag Darmstadt
eBook ISBN
978-3-7985-1943-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7985-1943-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 657
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