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Pigmented Vulvar Lesions—A Pathology Review of Lesions That Are Not Melanoma

Heller, Debra S. MD

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: July 2013 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p 320–325
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e31826a38f3
Review Article

Clinicians caring for women are encouraged to be liberal in biopsying pigmented lesions of the vulva because of the importance of early detection of melanoma for better prognosis. This article reviews the histological diagnosis of nonmelanoma pigmented lesions.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey

Reprint requests to: Debra S. Heller, MD, Department of Pathology-UH/E158, UMDNJ-NJMS, 185 South Orange Ave, Newark, NJ, 07103. E-mail:

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