Atypical spindle cell lesions of the skin
Atypical spindle cell lesions of the skin are uncommon but seen with enough frequency that one ought to be familiar with them.
Spindle cell lesions of the skin directs here.
The differential diagnosis of atypical skin spindle cell lesions is SLAM:
A longer differential diagnosis that includes lesions with less atypia is SLAM DUNK:
- Spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma.
- Malignant melanoma.
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP).
- Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (AFX).
- Nodular fasciitis.
- Kaposi sarcoma.
- Repertinger, S; Teruya, B; Sarma, D (2008). "Common Spindle Cell Malignant Neoplasms of the Skin: Differential Diagnosis and Review of the Literature". The Internet Journal of Dermatology 7 (2). http://ispub.com/IJD/7/2/11747.