Melanocyte Density in the Diagnosis of Melanoma In Situ in Sun-Damaged Skin

  • Published on 06/10/2024
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Loper, Rieke*; Schon, Michael P. MD; Mitteldorf, Christina MD


Histologic differentiation between melanoma in situ in chronically sun-damaged skin (CSDS) [lentigo maligna (LM)] and CSDS without malignancy is difficult because signs of melanocyte activation and proliferation are found in both. A potentially reliable and quantifiable criterion is melanocyte density (MD). Here, we evaluated whether and to what extent MD allows the distinction between...


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