Melanocytic Proliferations: A Case-Based Approach to Melanoma Diagnosis provides a practical, case-based approach to the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of this challenging area of dermatopathology. The incidence of melanoma has rapidly increased since the 1970s among young men and women in the US and in Europe. Melanoma represents a high proportion of the Western dermatopathologist’s caseload but whereas basal and squamous cell carcinomas are relatively straightforward to diagnose, melanocytic proliferations are notoriously challenging to identify correctly. Given the potential risks associated with misdiagnosis, dermatopathologists and dermatologists need to have a thorough knowledge of this area. There are numerous atlases and encyclopaedic references available that cover this disease, but Melanocytic Proliferations: A Case-Based Approach to Melanoma offers a unique, case-based approach to the diagnosis of melanoma. Using clinical scenarios to guide the reader through the differential diagnosis and highly structured text that explains the requisite diagnostic tests and hot to interpret the results they provide, the book explains how to discriminate between similar-looking presentations and avoid diagnostic pitfalls.
1. Intraepidermal melanocytic proliferations 2. Dermal melanocytic proliferations 3. Sclerosing and desmoplastic melanocytic proliferations 4. Epithelioid and spindle cell melanocytic proliferations 5. Hyperpigmented melanocytic proliferations 6. Site-specific melanocytic proliferations 7. Inflamed and fibrotic melanocytic proliferations 8. Staging of melanocytic proliferations 9. Assessment of prognostic factors in melanocytic proliferations 10. Clinical management of melanocytic proliferations