Atypical fibroxanthoma diagnosed as malignant melanoma

M. Melato, C. Rizzardi, R. Calacione, G. Trevisan

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An atypical fibroxanthoma characterized by aneuploidy and local aggressive behavior was misdiagnosed as malignant melanoma. The reported case contributes to a better understanding of malignant fibro-histiocytic proliferations. A considered evaluation including immunohistochemistry is needed in diagnosing malignant melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalActa Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica et Adriatica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Atypical
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Fibroxanthoma
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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