Hello, this is my first time posting on this site so please forgive me if I am in the wrong place.
My 5 year old son had what the dermatologist thought was a pyogenic granuloma removed from his chin in early December via shave. After the pathology report was received, he was diagnosed with an atypical spitzoid neoplasm. However, the biopsy was showing characteristics of a benign tumor and melanoma at the same time. The tissue sample was then sent to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for an expert opinion and we are still waiting on the results of that pathology report.
We met with a plastic surgeon because the doctors want to my son to have the remainder of the tumor removed after the 2nd biopsy comes back.
I am confused about how these spitzoid tumors can behave in two different ways?
I haven't been able to find much info on the web when it comes to children with this type of condition.
Any advice and insight would be greatly appreciated.