Opening a Window into Living Tissue: Histopathologic Features of Confocal Microscopic Findings in Skin Tumors.

Tavoloni Braga JC, de Paula Ramos Castro R, Moraes Pinto Blumetti TC, Rocha Mendes FB, Arêas de Souza Lima Beltrame Ferreira J1, Rezze GG. Dermatol Clin. 2016 Oct;34(4):377-394. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.05.002.


The knowledge of histopathology and in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy correlation has several potential applications. Reflectance confocal microscopy can be performed in all skin tumors, and in this article, the most common histopathologic features of confocal microscopic findings in melanocytic skin tumors and nonmelanocytic skin tumors are described.

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KEYWORDS: Actinic keratosis; Basal cell carcinoma; Histopathology; Melanocytic nevi; Melanoma; Reflectance confocal microscopy; Skin tumors; Squamous cell carcinoma

PMID:27692445 DOI:10.1016/j.det.2016.05.002