About a month ago I've removed a mole (nevus) which accrued on "clean" skin (de novo) about 4-5 months ago. It has always been charcoal black and 1,5 mm in diameter.
So the dermatologist did a punch biopsy on it. Results are the following:
*Multiple sections have been examined from specimen submitted. There is a small central area of melanocytic proliferation seen within biopsy which is subtended by chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate in the upper dermis with incontinent melanin pigment. Trans epidermal elimination of melanin pigment is seen with some melanin present in cornified layers of epidermis.
There is an atypical melanocytic proliferation noted with some extension into the overlying spinous layers of epidermis.
Conclusion: Atypical Junctional Melanocytic Prolifiration - further wider excision of this area is requested.*
Now, I went to the surgeon and he said it is a melanoma and did the excision with 2cm margins on each side.
What confuses me is the pathologist said it's not malignant while sergion says it is.
What it really is? Is it possible not to have a concrete answer looking at the above histology report? And if not what could possibly clarify it?
Any help is highly appreciated.
I have contacted the pathologist on the phone asking for clarification, and than he mentioned that he does not think it's malignant, but cannot state that on the report as he is not 100% sure.
In any case second excision is sent for a test as well - hopefully it will put some light on this diagnosis.