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Session Information

FOC U020 - Pitfalls in Dermatopathology

Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.


Date: Friday, August 17

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 203

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Director: Aleodor A. Andea, MD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize a variety of dermatopathology cases that are prone to be misdiagnosed.
  • Identify histological features that are useful in preventing pitfalls in diagnosis.
  • Determine appropriate ancillary studies that help arrive at the correct diagnosis.

This session is directed towards residents, dermatologists with an interest in dermatopathology and dermatopathologists who enjoy challenging cases. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of cutaneous neoplasms that may result in diagnostic errors with significant clinical impact will be presented. The session focuses on histological mimickers: skin malignancies that resemble reactive conditions or benign neoplasms, benign conditions that masquerade as malignancies and tumors that are prone to be mistaken for other types of cutaneous malignancies. The audience will be presented with the salient features of each entity and with tips to avoid misdiagnosis.