Distribution analyses of acquired melanocytic naevi on the trunk

Blake T., McClenahan P., Duffy D., Schaider H., McEniery E. and Soyer H.P. (2014) Distribution analyses of acquired melanocytic naevi on the trunk. Dermatology, 228 3: 269-275. doi:10.1159/000358217

Author Blake T.
McClenahan P.
Duffy D.
Schaider H.
McEniery E.
Soyer H.P.
Title Distribution analyses of acquired melanocytic naevi on the trunk
Journal name Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1421-9832
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000358217
Open Access Status
Volume 228
Issue 3
Start page 269
End page 275
Total pages 7
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher S. Karger AG
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Subject 2708 Dermatology
Abstract Acquired melanocytic naevi (AMN) are a well-known risk factor for the development of melanoma. Whereas previous studies have reviewed AMN distributions on individual body sites, the clinical distribution of AMN on the adult trunk has not been thoroughly investigated. We studied 40 participants with 1,282 naevi >5 mm, of which 781 were located on the trunk. Remarkably, 70% of these truncal naevi were located on the back and we produced a continuous mathematical description of decreasing naevus frequency moving dorsolaterally from the back midline. Furthermore we found that for both sexes the mean naevus size was larger on the front as well as on the lower trunk. This distinct pattern, whilst probably being unwritten knowledge (in the dermatology domain), has not been discussed before.
Keyword Acquired melanocytic naevi
Body site
Naevus count
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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