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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Collina, "Actin-rich desmoplastic malignant melanoma: report of three cases," The American Journal of Dermatopathology, vol.
A Medline review of the literature for sarcomatous differentiation in lentigo maligna revealed two review articles [5, 6] and a small case series of desmoplastic malignant melanomas [7].
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.
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.
* Unrecognized desmoplastic malignant melanoma. Desmoplastic melanoma can be banal in appearance, with 70% appearing amelanotic, he said.
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.
Desmoplastic malignant melanoma: an immunocytochemical study of 25 cases.
More perplexing is desmoplastic malignant melanoma, which may have a very "banal" appearance both clinically and under the microscope, he said.
Objective.--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.