Special Issue "Histological Diagnostics of Malignant Melanoma: State of the Art and Perspectives"

A special issue of Dermatopathology (ISSN 2296-3529).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 1453

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gerardo Cazzato
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Section of Pathology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari "Aldo Moro", 70124 Bari, Italy
Interests: Dermatopathology; Malignant Melanoma; Skin Tumours; Adnexal Neoplasms; Artificial Intelligence; Algorithm
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Prof. Dr. Leonardo Resta
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Section of Pathology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari Aldo Moro, 70124 Bari, Italy
Interests: malignant melanoma; non-melanoma skin cancer; skin tumours; gynecopathology; ovarian tumours; endometrial cancer; placenta

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Malignant melanoma continues to represent a diagnostic challenge for dermatology specialist histopathologists. The extreme variability in clinical pictures, together with its morphological and immunohistochemical heterogeneity, still make it the "great mimic" of human pathology today. In memory of Dr. Antonietta Cimmino, a fine dermatopathologist and student of Prof. G. De Benedictis, from the University of Bari "Aldo Moro", we are launching this Special Issue aimed at collecting original contributions regarding cases, case series, reviews, or original articles that address and shed light on one of the most controversial diagnostic fields of all time.

Dr. Gerardo Cazzato
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Resta
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • malignant melanoma
  • dermatopathology
  • differential diagnosis
  • great mime
  • controversy

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Balloon Cell Melanoma: Presentation of Four Cases with a Comprehensive Review of the Literature
Dermatopathology 2022, 9(2), 100-110; https://doi.org/10.3390/dermatopathology9020013 - 28 Mar 2022
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Background: balloon cell melanoma represents less than 1% of all histological forms of malignant melanoma and represents a diagnostic challenge for the dermatopathologist. Methods: in this paper we present our cases of BCM found in our daily practice from 1 January 2008 to [...] Read more.
Background: balloon cell melanoma represents less than 1% of all histological forms of malignant melanoma and represents a diagnostic challenge for the dermatopathologist. Methods: in this paper we present our cases of BCM found in our daily practice from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2021, and we conduct a review of the literature relating to this entity in the period from the first description, 1970, to early 2022. Results: four cases of melanoma balloon cell have been extrapolated from our electronic database, while in the review of the literature we have identified 115 cases of patients with primary and/or metastatic BCM. Conclusions: we believe that future studies with numerous case series are essential not only to increase the knowledge of the pathophysiology of this neoplasm but also to correctly evaluate the response of BCM patients to new oncological therapies. Full article
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