Leaf like areas
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|Description||Histopathological correlation of leaf like areas|
|Author(s)||Ralph Braun · Katrin Kerl|
|Responsible author||Ralph Braun → send e-mail|
|Status update||August 15, 2017|
|Status by||Ralph Braun|
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Leaf-like areas are seen as brown to gray-blue discrete bulbous blobs that often form a pattern shaped like a leaf. They can sometimes appear as tan, broad, and fuzzy streaks at the periphery of a lesion. In the absence of a pigment network, they are highly suggestive of pigmented basal cell carcinomas.
Histopathologically, they represent dermal nodular aggregates of pigmented basal cell carcinoma.