I’m hoping someone can help me de-code and understand this pathology report I received regarding my biopsy on 3/5/19. I’m going back in on 3/19/19 for full recision of the mole that was biopsied. Here’s the report:
Submitted is one slide of shave biopsy material. The lesion submitted contains skin with a pigmented cellular tumor with junction and intradermal elements. Junction melanocytes are in nests and singly and interconnect along rete ridges and demonstrate focally severe cytologic atypia. Larger type A upper dermal nevus cells are seen with maturation to smaller cells. The areas of greater atypia are seen focally scattered through the lesion.
(Compound Nevus) associated architectural disorder and focally severe cytologic atypia
COMMENT: This nevus exhibits an architectural disorder (formerly called dysplastic nevus) with focally severe cytologic atypia, one of several histologic counterparts of a clinically atypical nevus. Diagnostic invasive melanoma or pagetoid pre-cancerous precursor is not seen in the present material. Familial Atypical Mole-Melanoma Syndrome cannot be excluded without clinical or familial correlation. Due to the severity of the cytologic atypia at the edge of the biopsy, it is recommended that conservative recision be done.”
For reference, I have no history of melanoma in my family, although my mother (60 years old) has had about 5 pre-cancerous lesions removed over her lifetime. I am a 23 year old male, fair skin/blue eyes, history of many sunburns across the body with a moderate amount of moles on my body.
Any help in understanding this report is much appreciated, thank you in advance!