Melanocytic Tumors: A Guide to Diagnosis
Determining whether a melanocytic tumour is malignant or benign continues to be a key clinical challenge. This volume begins with the basic considerations, then goes on to describe the clinical and microscopic appearances of commomly encountered lesions - from nevi to metastatic melanoma. Commentary explores histology, diagnostic technique, prognosis, differential diagnosis and variants of cutaneous melanoma.
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