Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2021, Vol. 54 ›› Issue (4): 308-312.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20200841

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Pathological features and diagnosis of Spitz nevus

Wang Yanqing1, Guo Ying2   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China; 2Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, New York 10016, USA
  • Received:2020-08-24 Revised:2020-12-23 Online:2021-04-15 Published:2021-03-31
  • Contact: Guo Ying

Abstract: 【Abstract】 The diagnosis of Spitz nevus is mainly based on histopathological changes. Combined with the learning experience at Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, the author thoroughly analyzed pathological and cytological characteristics of, as well as the body′s reaction to Spitz nevus, hoping to help clinicians with the pathological diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus.

Key words: Nevus, epithelioid and spindle cell, Nevi and melanomas, Pathologic processes, Diagnosis