Multiple Blue-Gray Non-aggregated Dots and Globules

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Description In this chapter we describe multiple blue gray dots and globules and its histopathological correlation
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Katrin Kerl
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Multiple blue-gray dots and globules are round, discrete, and well circumscribed structures that, in the absence of a pigment network, are highly suggestive of a basal cell carcinoma. These dots and globules usually do not form aggregates as seen in melanocytic lesions. They correlate with dermal aggregates of pigmented basal cell carcinoma and are similar to ovoid nests, but smaller [1].

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References

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