Dermoscopy of an Acral Congenital Melanocytic Nevus

Zalaudek, Iris, Zanchini, Renato, Petrillo,Gianluca, Ruocco, Eleonora, Soyer, H. Peter and Argenziano, Giuseppe (2005) Dermoscopy of an Acral Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Pediatric dermatology, 22 3: 188-191. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.22302.x

Author Zalaudek, Iris
Zanchini, Renato
Ruocco, Eleonora
Soyer, H. Peter
Argenziano, Giuseppe
Title Dermoscopy of an Acral Congenital Melanocytic Nevus
Journal name Pediatric dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0736-8046
Publication date 2005-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.22302.x
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 188
End page 191
Total pages 4
Place of publication Malden, MD, USA
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract Congenital melanocytic nevi carry a risk for malignant transformation into melanoma, therefore early detection of suspicious features is crucial to reduce mortality rates. Dermoscopy improves the early detection of melanoma while reducing the number of unnecessary excisions of benign pigmented skin lesions. Dermoscopically, congenital melanocytic nevi are often characterized by the presence of a cobblestone pattern, but to date, little is known about the dermoscopic features of acral congenital melanocytic nevi. We report an acral congenital melanocytic nevus typified by the presence of three different dermoscopic patterns that are commonly seen in acquired melanocytic nevi of palms and soles
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