What is the role of a dermatopathologist in the treatment of cutaneous melanoma?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Susan M Swetter, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Pathologist/dermatopathologist, as follows:

  • For accurate histologic microstaging of primary melanoma

  • For evaluation of nodal tissue from SLNB for micrometastasis

  • For confirmation of the diagnosis of disseminated disease


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