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A Histologic Score for Grading Atypia in Dysplastic Nevi

Specialty:

Dermatology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Dysplastic nevi are associated with an increased risk for malignant melanoma especially in melanoma kindreds. A histologic score can be used to grade the level of atypia seen microscopically in clinically dysplastic nevi. The correspondence between the histologic and clinical diagnosis of dysplasia is seen best in persons beyond 20 years of age with lesions from the trunk.

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