Morphologic Mimics in Dermatopathology: Diagnostic Blunders to Avoid


This presentation will focus on a variety of conditions in dermatopathology that may lead to an incorrect "overdiagnosis".  It includes a discussion of squamous lesions that may mimic carcinoma and highlights clues to avoid the pitfall of misdiagnosis.

Originally presented on February 13, 2020, in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Jamie Zussman, MD

Jamie Zussman, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology (Clinical)
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Zussman is a practicing Dermatologist in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Zussman graduated from University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine in 2007 and has been in practice for 11 years. She completed a residency at UCLA Medical Center. She currently practices at University of Utah School of Medicine and is affiliated with Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Zussman is a board certified dermatologist with a special interest in new rashes, infectious dermatology, medical dermatology, and skin cancer.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the ramifications of overdiagnosis
  • Identify a number of conditions that may mimic malignancy
  • Discuss helpful hints to differentiate amongst these conditions
  • Recognize clues to avoid the pitfalls of overdiagnosis

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories