GI tract tumors with melanocytic differentiation

Dipti M. Karamchandani, Deepa T. Patil, John R. Goldblum

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Gastrointestinal (GI) tract tumors with melanocytic differentiation may present significant diagnostic challenges both for the pathologist and the clinician. This comprehensive review discusses the relatively common as well as rare entities that have melanocytic differentiation in the GI tract. Clinical, histologic, immunohistochemical and molecular features are discussed along with prognosis and differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-406
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in anatomic pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • clear cell sarcoma
  • gastrointestinal
  • melanocytic
  • melanoma
  • neuroectodermal tumor
  • perivascular epithelioid cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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