Two cases of spindle cell tumors studied by light microscopy, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry

Anticancer Res. 1987 May-Jun;7(3 Pt B):435-6.


Two cases of spindle cell tumors are presented which by histopathology, histochemistry and electron microscopy were classified as desmoplastic melanoma and neurotropic melanoma, respectively. The striking similarity of these tumors has to be regarded as further evidence of the close histogenetic relationship of desmoplastic and neurotropic melanoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / analysis
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Melanoma / ultrastructure
  • Skin Neoplasms / analysis
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / ultrastructure