Tuesday, March 22, 2005

36 yo man with lesion on back

This 36 yo man presented with a 1.6 cm in diameter pigmented plaque on his back for approximately 2 years. Barely elevated. Has enlarged over past few months. Dx: Melanoma vs. Seborrheic keratosis. An excisional bx was performed today.

Path Report
DIAGNOSIS: Skin - Right Mid Back:

Malignant melanoma.

Type: Superficial spreading
Greatest thickness: 0.90 mm.
Anatomic level: II
Margins: Complete excised
Radial growth phase: Present
Vertical growth phase: Absent
Mitoses: None
Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes: Present, non-brisk
Ulceration: Absent
Regression: Present
Microsatellites: Absent
Vascular invasion: Absent
Precursor lesion: Not identified

NOTE: The lesion represents a severely atypical compound melanocytic neoplasm characterized by a predominantly intra-epidermal component with marked confluent lentiginous and nested melanocytic hyperplasia , pagetoid spread, extension into adnexae, and by a severely atypical dermal component with papillary dermal regression.

1 comment:

  1. The picture is suggestive of variegated malignant melanoma


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