Dermatopathology

Phone: +41 44 255 25 71

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​Director
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Dummer, MD
Chair i.V.  Department of Dermatology USZ
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Lead Senior Physician
Isabelle Kolm-Djamei, MD
Attending Physician
​Lead Senior Physician
Privat-Dozent Jivko Kamarachev, MD,
Attending Physician m.e.V.
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Senior Physician
Prof. Dmitry Kazakov, MD,
Attending Physician
​Senior Physician
Privat.-Doz. Beda Mühleisen, MD, Attending Physician


Our dermatohistopathology lab performs complete histologic examination of the skin and adnexa. Diagnostics are carried out by certified dermatologists specialized in Dermatopathology.

The following tests are available

 

  • Routine histologic examination of all inflammatory dermatoses as well as of benign and malignant cutaneous tumors
  • Special immunohistochemical examinations
  • PCR analysis of tissue: demonstration of pathogens: Treponema pallidum, Herpes viruses, HPV
  • Detection of T-cell receptor clones
  • B-RAF/N-RAS melanoma mutation status

  • Histologically controlled incisional margins (3D) in the context of micrographically controlled surgery (MGC) or following the “Tübingen cake” method



Main areas of focus

  • Inflammatory dermatoses

  • Melanocytic proliferations

  • Cutaneous lymphomas


In complex cases we offer the option of clinical pathological correlation. Upon request, this can be scheduled in the context of our noontime rounds in the presence of the clinic director and a broad panel of experienced dermatologists and dermatopathologists.

We maintain an interdisciplinary working relationship with the USZ Pathology Institute.

Diagnostically challenging melanocytic proliferations are discussed weekly in our Melanoma Referral Center (MRZ) with dermatopathologists, pathologists and dermato-oncologists.

For telephone consultation with senders, our reporting physicians are glad to be available at any time.

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