Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Feb 20. Epub 2017 Feb 20.
*Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; †Smilow Cancer Center, New Haven, CT; ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing, China; §Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon; ¶Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; ‖Protea Biosciences, Inc, Morgantown, WV; and **Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Histopathological interpretation of proliferative nodules occurring in association with congenital melanocytic nevi can be very challenging due to their similarities with congenital malignant melanoma and malignant melanoma arising in association with congenital nevi. We hereby report a diagnostically challenging case of congenital melanocytic nevus with proliferative nodules and ulcerations, which was originally misdiagnosed as congenital malignant melanoma. Subsequent histopathological examination in consultation by one of the authors (R. Read More