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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3181d564cb
Extraordinary Case Report

Nonpigmented Intradermal Malignant Melanoma With Cribiform, Myxoid, and Spindle Cell Growth Patterns

Harmse, Dean MBChB, FRCPath; Saunders, Sarah BSc(Hons), MBChB; Evans, Alan MBChB, FRCPath

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Abstract

We describe an unusual variant of intradermal malignant melanoma without any junctional component. The lesion differed from other intradermal melanomas in that it was devoid of pigmentation and was composed of mainly spindle-shaped cells. Within the lesion, there were areas of pseudoglandular and myxoid changes resembling the rare myxoid melanoma. In addition to this, there were areas with an alveolar-like architecture containing nested groups of cells.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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