desmoplastic malignant melanoma

des·mo·plas·tic ma·lig·nant mel·a·no·ma

a melanoma with marked fibrosis surrounding atypical spindle-shaped melanocytes in the dermis, tending to invade widely around small nerves.
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Spindle cells with nuclear grooves may also be seen in an unusual variant of spindle cell melanoma, desmoplastic malignant melanoma (12).
Fine-needle aspiration cytology of desmoplastic malignant melanoma metastatic to the parotid gland: case report and review of the literature.
Desmoplastic malignant melanoma (a rare variant of spindle cell melanoma).
Desmoplastic malignant melanoma of the gingiva: Case report and review oftheliterature.
Desmoplastic malignant melanoma of the palatal alveolar mucosa: Sustained disease-free survival after surgery and postoperative radiotherapy.
The most common scenarios in melanoma litigation cases include nodular melanoma being misdiagnosed by a clinician or pathologist, a partial biopsy not capturing the most diagnostically relevant part of the lesion, malignant melanoma being misdiagnosed as a dysplastic or spitz nevus, unrecognized desmoplastic malignant melanoma, and metastatic malignant melanoma with an unknown primary or recurrence of melanoma (Am.
To present clues to the diagnosis of potentially deceptive malignancies, including desmoplastic malignant melanoma, nevoid malignant melanoma, subcutaneous lymphoma, metastatic breast carcinoma, and epithelioid sarcoma.
Desmoplastic malignant melanoma (DMM) is an uncommon variant that may have banal features both clinically and histopathologically.
Desmoplastic malignant melanoma of the oral mucosa: an underrecognized diagnostic pitfall.
Comparison of S-100 versus hematoxylin and eosin staining for evaluating dermal invasion and peripheral margins by desmoplastic malignant melanoma.
Analysis of microphthalmia transcription factor expression in normal tissues and tumors, and comparison of its expression with S-100 protein, gp100, and tyrosinase in desmoplastic malignant melanoma.
More perplexing is desmoplastic malignant melanoma, which may have a very "banal" appearance both clinically and under the microscope, he said.