Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (5): 463-467.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20200994

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Spitzoid melanocytic tumors

Zhang Congcong, Chen Hao   

  1. Department of Pathology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2020-10-12 Revised:2021-07-10 Online:2023-05-15 Published:2023-05-04
  • Contact: Chen Hao
  • Supported by:
    CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences (CIFMS-2017-I2M-I-017); Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province (WSN-030); Nanjing Incubation Program for National Clinical Research Center (2019060001)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Clinical and histological features of Spitz nevi, atypical Spitz tumors and spitzoid melanoma overlap each other, making their identification challenging. Combined with clinical and histological features of spitzoid melanocytic tumors, this review summarizes research progress in their immunohistochemical features and application of fluorescence in situ hybridization in their identification.

Key words: Nevus, epithelioid and spindle cell, Spitz nevus, Atypical Spitz tumor, Spitzoid melanoma