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Regional Variations in the Histology of the Skin

Fernandez-Flores, Angel MD, PhD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: October 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 10 - p 737–754
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000353
CME Article

Abstract: In this article, we present a compendium of the most relevant histological features of the skin in terms of their regional variations along with histological clues that facilitate the topographic identification of cutaneous biopsies.

Dr. Fernandez-Flores is Consultant Histopathologist, Department of Cellular Pathology, Hospital El Bierzo, Ponferrada, Spain.

Reprints: Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Servicio de Anatomía Patologica, Hospital El Bierzo, Medicos Sin Fronteras 7, 24411 Ponferrada, Spain (e-mail:

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