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.