The melanocytic proliferations: a comprehensive textbook of pigmented lesions

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Wiley-Liss, Sep 5, 2001 - Medical - 539 pages
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The rising number of incidences of melanoma has led to increased interest in the disease from diagnostic, management, and basic science perspectives. The Melanocytic Proliferations describes the pathobiology of pigmented melanocytic lesions, and provides guidelines for their diagnosis and management as they affect the skin and mucosas.


Extensively illustrated, this book is divided into four parts: the biology of melanocytes and malignant melanoma; nonmelanocytic lesions (e.g., lentigo, congenital nevi, compound nevi); melanocytic lesions with the potential to develop as melanoma (e.g., dysplastic nevi); and malignant melanoma (e.g., radial and vertical growth phases). Offering extensive discussions of each lesion, The Melanocytic Proliferations covers clinical applications, histology, differential diagnostic features, diagnostic algorithms, immunohistochemistry, electromicroscopy, and, where applicable, treatment, prognosis, and adjuvant therapy.


The Melanocytic Proliferations is an excellent and indispensable resource for dermatologists, pathologists, dermapathologists, and surgical pathologists.

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Contents

The Freckles and Lentigines
49
Common Acquired Nevus
73
The Dermal Dendritic Melanocytic ProliferationsDermal Melanocytosis
97
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CYNTHIA M. MAGRO, M.D., is Professor of Pathology and Director of Dermatopathology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. She has published extensively in the areas of inflammatory skin disease, including collagen vascular disease, vasculitis, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, and unique drug hypersensitivity reactions. A significant focus of her work has been lymphocytic infiltrates, including unique forms of drug reactions such as the interstitial granulomatous drug reaction and drug-associated reversible T cell dyscrasia; prelymphomatous cutaneous lymphoid dyscrasias including atypical lymphocytic lobular panniculitis pityriasis lichenoides chronica and pigmented purpuric dermatosis; and malignant T and B cell lymphomas. She has extended her work in immune mechanisms of skin disease and applied it to areas of lung transplantation and pulmonary fibrosis.

A. NEIL CROWSON, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Surgery, and Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Oklahoma and Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His current research interests focus on mechanisms of neoplastic and inflammatory skin disease.

MARTIN C. MIHM, Jr., M.D., is Clinical Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the pathology, diagnosis, and management of pigmented lesions, lymphoid disorders, and vascular tumors. He has worked extensively to understand the host response to melanoma and other tumors. He has served as codirector of the WHO Melanoma Program in addition to his many obligations in translational and clinicalresearch in cutaneous inflammation, tumor vaccination, and pathogenesis of vascular lesions in children.

Magro, Pathology Services, Inc., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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