Hello all, I received the following report from my dermatologist, who is recommending a further excision of an atypical mole, and am having a hard time deciphering what it means in plain english. Is it melanoma? Is it just atypical and could, if not further treated, turn into melanoma? I'd appreciate any help from those of you with more knowledge. Thanks in advance.
"A disorganized junctional proliferation of melanocytes in both a nested and lentiginous growth pattern is present with junctional nest architectural variation and moderate random cytologic atypia. There is no significant migration of melanocytes into higher epidermal levels. Papillary dermal fibroplasia, melanin incontinence and inflammation are seen. Aggregates of banal-appearing melanocytes are present within the dermis. The atypical melanocytes extend to a peripheral margin and thus re-excision is recommended."