Pathology of Melanocytic Tumors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323374576, 9780323508681

Pathology of Melanocytic Tumors

1st Edition

Authors: Klaus Busam Pedram Gerami Richard Scolyer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323374576
eBook ISBN: 9780323508681
eBook ISBN: 9780323511810
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 28th September 2018
Page Count: 432

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Constituting a large percentage of everyday diagnostic practice, melanocytic pathology is a complex and challenging area with many difficult-to-diagnose lesions. This highly illustrated reference, written by three of the world’s leading dermatopathologists, provides authoritative guidance in the accurate diagnosis of even the most challenging pigmented skin tumors, helping you avoid pitfalls and recognize mimics.

Table of Contents

Section I Benign Cutaneous Melanocytic Proliferations

1. Melanotic Macules


2. Acquired Melanocytic Nevi


3. Congenital Melanocytic Nevi

4. Spitz Nevi


5. Blue Nevi and Dermal Melanocytosis


6. Deep Penetrating Nevi


7. Nevi of Special Cutaneous Sites


8. Traumatized and Recurrent Melanocytic Nevi, and Nevi Changing under Treatment


9. Combined Melanocytic Nevi


10. Pigmented Epithelioid Melanocytoma


Section II Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

11. Histopathologic Fiagnosis of Melanoma


12. Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

13. Superficial Spreading Melanoma


14. Acral and Subungual Melanoma


15. Nodular Melanoma


16. Desmoplastic Melanoma


17. Nevoid Melanoma


18. Spitzoid Melanoma


19. Melanoma Arising in Association with or Simulating a Blue Nevus


20. Uncommon Variants of Melanoma


21. Pediatric Melanoma


Section III Primary Extracutaneous Melanocytic Proliferations

22. Conjunctival Melanocytic Proliferations


23. Melanocytic Proliferations of the Uveal Tract

24. Mucosal Melanocytic Tumors


25. Primary Melanocytic Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System and Melanotic Schwannoma


26. Melanocytic nevi in Lymph Nodes


Section IV Metastatic Melanoma

27. Metastatic Melanoma


Section V Ancillary Studies

28. Dermoscopy for Dermatopathologists

29. Immunohistochemistry for the Diagnosis of Melanocytic Proliferations

30. Molecular Techniques


31. Clinical, Dermoscopic, Pathologic and Molecular Correlations


Section VI Prognosis, Staging, and Reporting of Melanoma

32. Prognosis, Staging, and Reporting of Melanoma


Section VII Margin Assessment of Melanomas

33. Margin Assessment of Cutaneous Melanoma


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About the Authors

Klaus Busam

Dr. Klaus Busam is a Professor of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Director of the combined Memorial Sloan Kettering/Cornell Dermatopathology Training Program. His training is from the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School combined program. His interests include the utilization of clinical, histological and molecular diagnostic methods to optimize diagnostic accuracy and best predict the behavior of melanocytic neoplasms. As a dermatopathologist, he is recognized as an international expert in the diagnosis of melanoma and is sent many second opinion cases both from within and outside of the United States. As a researcher he is focused on developing molecular based methods to improve the diagnosis and prognostication of melanocytic neoplasms. He has authored over 250 peer reviewed journal articles and numerous textbooks in dermatopathology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Director of Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA

Pedram Gerami

Dr Pedram Gerami: Selected to Best Doctors in America 2019-2020, Dr Gerami is the director of the Skin Cancer Institute of Northwestern Medical Group (SCIN-Med) and the director of the Melanoma Program in the Skin Cancer Institute and the Melanoma clinic in the department of Dermatology. His clinical and research interests are primarily focused on melanoma skin cancer, atypical nevi and borderline melanocytic tumors such as Spitz tumors which may be difficult to classify. As a dermatologist, dermatopathologist and researcher focused in the care of patients with melanoma and atypical nevi, he has a unique perspective on the behavior of melanocytic neoplasms.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Director of the Skin Cancer Institute of Northwestern Medicine (SCIN-med) Director of the Melanoma Program of SCIN-med Northwestern University Department of Dermatology and the Lurie Cancer Center

Richard Scolyer

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Director of Research, Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist,Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Clinical Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia