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Pigmented lesions in unusual anatomic sites.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14694978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review considers pigmented melanin-containing lesions arising in extracutaneous locations. It includes reactive lesions as well as benign and malignant neoplasms. Melanocytic lesions of the mucosae, nervous system, and individual organs are discussed, and rarer pigmented tumors in unusual sites are also covered. A brief description of the histology and clinical behavior along with proposed explanations for their ectopic location are provided. Emphasis is given to the reality that detailed morphological evaluation and application of ancillary techniques can establish the melanocytic nature and biologic potential of such tumors, but cannot, by themselves, determine the primary or metastatic nature of these lesions.
Authors:
Adriano Piris; Juan Rosai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in diagnostic pathology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0740-2570     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Diagn Pathol     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-25     Completed Date:  2004-07-20     Revised Date:  2007-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502262     Medline TA:  Semin Diagn Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Melanins / analysis*
Melanocytes / chemistry,  pathology*
Melanoma / chemistry,  diagnosis*,  secondary
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
Tumor Markers, Biological / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Melanins; 0/Tumor Markers, Biological

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