Leaf like areas

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 Author(s): Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl
Description Histopathological correlation of leaf like areas
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Katrin Kerl
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Status update August 15, 2017
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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. [1]

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  1. Lallas et al.: Dermoscopy in the diagnosis and management of basal cell carcinoma. Future Oncol 2015;11:2975-84. PMID: 26450622. DOI.
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