Melanoma In Situ, Superficial Spreading Type



Melanoma In Situ, Superficial Spreading Type


Soheil Sam Dadras, MD, PhD










Low magnification of a MIS-SST shows an atypical intraepidermal melanocytic proliferation in all layers of the epidermis and irregular nests of atypical cells along the dermal-epidermal junction image.






Higher power magnification reveals multifocal pagetoid scatter of atypical, epithelioid-shaped melanocytes throughout all layers of the epidermis image.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Melanoma in situ, superficial spreading (MIS-SST) type


Synonyms



  • Superficial spreading melanoma in situ


Definitions



  • Earliest stage of melanoma limited to epidermis, showing spread along dermoepidermal junction (radial growth phase)

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Melanoma In Situ, Superficial Spreading Type
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