An unusual squamo-melanocytic tumor of uncertain biologic behavior: A variant of melanoma?

Pedram Pouryazdanparast, Limin Yu, Timothy Johnson, Douglas Fullen*

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Abstract

The presence of two intermingled malignant components within the same cutaneous tumor is rare. Herein, we report a case of an exceedingly rare squamo-melanocytic tumor, favored to be a melanoma variant. Although the biologic behavior and prognostic significance of this tumor remain to be established, this unique case reaffirms the potential morphologic diversity of melanoma. We review the literature reporting similar neoplasms and discuss the potential histogenesis of this squamo-melanocytic tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

Keywords

  • Divergent differentiation
  • Melanoma
  • Squamo-melanocytic tumor
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)

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