Stains
Fontana-Masson

Author: Lauren N. Stuart, M.D., M.B.A. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 December 2015, last major update June 2013

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PubMed Search: Fontana-Masson
Definition / General
  • Melanin stain
  • Interpretation: melanin granules reduce ammonia-silver nitrate and turn black, but difficult to interpret faint staining in sparsely positive cells
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Melanoma

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy

Positive Staining - Normal
Positive Staining - Disease