Diagnostic challenges of metastatic spindle cell melanoma on fine-needle aspiration specimens Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Spindle cell melanoma infrequently demonstrates the diagnostic cytologic features and immunoreactivity of conventional melanoma. Varying degrees of cytologic atypia and possible cell type differences from the primary counterpart or metastatic melanoma occurring elsewhere are additional sources of diagnostic challenges, especially in the metastatic setting. Familiarity with cytologic features, combined with clinical and immunoperoxidase findings, is required to avoid misinterpretation.

publication date

  • April 25, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.23345

PubMed ID

  • 18260089

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 94

end page

  • 101

volume

  • 114

number

  • 2