Epithelioid cutaneous mesenchymal neoplasms: A practical diagnostic approach

Joon Hyuk Choi, Jae Y. Ro

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Epithelioid cells are rounded or polygonal cells with abundant eosinophilic or clear cytoplasm and ovoid to round nuclei, superficially resembling epithelial cells. Cutaneous mesenchymal neoplasms composed predominantly or exclusively of epithelioid cells are relatively uncommon and can cause considerable diagnostic difficulties due to overlapping histologic features among heterogeneous groups of tumors. Familiaritywith practical diagnostic approaches and recognition of key histopathologic features are important for correct diagnosis and management. This review summarizes the histologic features of epithelioid cutaneous mesenchymal neoplasms and discusses their differential diagnoses from malignant melanomas and carcinomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number233
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020


  • Carcinoma
  • Diagnosis
  • Epithelioid cells
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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