The image below shows a very unique pattern of infiltration of pilar muscle by lymphohistiocytic inflammatory infiltrate.
This is a strong histological clue to which of the diagnoses?
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This test is only for those who participated in Saturday Sessions only and offers 6.5 hours of SAM credits. The members of the Arizona Society of Pathologists who participated in the entire Course are eligible for 10 credits and should take 2015 Dermpedia Course: Common Areas of Interest for Dermatopathologists and Surgical Pathologists SAM
Everybody can take the test but only member of Arizona Society of Pathologists who participanted in 2015 Spring Meeting held jointly with Dermpedia Course: Common Areas of Interest for Dermatopathologists and Surgical Pathologists: Infectious Diseases, Mucosal (Oral, Genital, Ophthalmic) Pathology, Melanoma and Critical Diagnoses in a Hospital Setting should claim American Board of Pathology Maintainance of Certification Self-Assessment Credits (SAMs). SAMs are provided by Community Medical Centers in Fresno, CA.
Community Medical Centers has been approved by the American Board of Pathology to provide Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs). SAMs are a specific form of Category 1 CME required by the ABP as part of its Maintenance of Certification Program.
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According to the most comprehensive study summarizing follow-up data on sentinel lymph node sampling in melanoma, which statement is not true?
The main sourse of false-positive results in melanoma FISH is tetraploidy. In tetraploid cells increased number of intact chromosomes leads to increased signals with all FISH probes. In contrast, selective amplifications or deletions of genetic material is the most characteristic for melanoma. Importantly, not all the signals can be visible in a nucleus from a nevus cells as some FISH probe binding sites may not be in the plane of section. Keeping this in mind answer the question which FISH result from the options bellow is most compatible with malignant melanoma?
Fluorescent in situ hybridization techniques have been used as an adjunct tool in the diagnosis of melanoma. It can be done either on formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded sections or on fresh-frozen tissue. A 4-probe multicolor melanoma FISH is the most commonly used and targets chromosomes 6 and 11. Each fluorescently labeled fragment of DNA that hybridizes to a tumor cell nucleus will appear as a distinct fluorescent dot. Each dot identifies a single copy of the chromosomal locus with a homologous DNA. Knowing that melanomas are characterized by chromosomal copy number aberrations, what is the best interpretation for the figure below?
Aqua: Cen 6