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European Journal of Dermatology

Spitz nevus versus melanoma: limitation of the diagnostic methodology exposed Volume 16, issue 3, May-June 2006

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Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 704, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA, Fax (+1)-215-503-4317
  • Page(s) : 223-4
  • Published in: 2006

Auteur(s) : Jason B Lee Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 704, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA, Fax (+1)-215-503-4317 Differentiating a Spitz nevus from a melanoma is one of the thorniest diagnostic conundrums for a histopathologist [1]. A mistake in this diagnosis has profound consequences, for over treatment may result in mutilating surgery and under treatment may result in death. Why is differentiating a Spitz nevus [...]