DCM114

DCM114

Globular pattern displays a predominance of numerous round oval globules variable in size and colours. A globular pattern is commonly found in melanocytic naevi, where the globules are uniform in size and distribution. In dysplastic naevi and malignant melanomas, the globules show different size and asymmetric distribution throughout the lesion, being very suggestive of malignant melanoma when reddish in colour.

“Cobblestone pattern” is considered a variant of the globular pattern: large angulated globules form close aggregates resembling cobblestones.