A 40-year-old male asked:
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can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?

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Dr. Csaba Magassy
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Deramtopathologist: You need a very well trained dermtopathologist to determine the true cellular components of the dysplasia..tt can easily confused with M.Mealnoma in situ...
Answered on May 2, 2015
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: That'll show repair if it's recent, but not dysplasia.
Answered on Feb 4, 2015
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Dysplastic nevi: Lasers cannot cause dysplasia. Dysplasia is precancerous and should be addressed by complete removal with clear margins. Not all but some of the dyspl ... Read More
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Dr. James Davie
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Yes. Hx is important: When a benign nevus grows back after biopsy, and is re-biopsied or excised, it may now show features that closely mimic a dysplastic nevus or even mel ... Read More
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Excision/nevus: I have NEVER heard of a laser ablation/excision of a mole causing the pathologic diagnosis of dysplasia. You need to see the surgeon for a better expl ... Read More
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Dr. David Levens
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