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Dermoscopic Features of Melanocytic Nevi in Seven Different Anatomical Locations in Patients With Atypical Nevi Syndrome.
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PMID:  23464729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Dermoscopic screening facilitates early detection of melanoma and is recommended in patients with multiple or atypical nevi. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether dermoscopic features of acquired melanocytic nevi differ between six body sites (neck, axilla, pectoral area, shoulders, buttocks, legs) and the trunk. METHODS AND MATERIALS: One hundred six patients with atypical nevi syndrome from a Digital Dermoscopy Unit were evaluated for the presence of nevi in each of seven body sites, and nevi representative of each region were selected as the predominant nevi. Dermoscopic features of 684 melanocytic nevi located in seven different body sites were analyzed. RESULTS: Globular and globular-homogeneous pattern nevi showed a cephalad distribution. Nevi at the neck, axilla, shoulders, and pectoral area showed a higher proportion of globular and globular-homogeneous patterns than other locations (p < .001). Comma vessels were also more frequent on the neck, axillary area, and shoulders (p < .001). A reticular pattern was more frequent on caudal areas (legs, buttocks and lower back, and abdomen; p < .001). CONCLUSIONS: Dermoscopic differences were found in different body areas. This information should be considered in the evaluation of lesions in patients with atypical nevus syndrome.
Authors:
Reyes Gamo; Josep Malvehy; Susana Puig; Manuel-Enrique Fuentes; Elena Naz; Enrique Gómez de la Fuente; Leticia Calzado; Araceli Sanchez-Gilo; Francisco Javier Vicente; Jose Luis Lopez-Estebaranz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Department of Dermatology, Hospital Fundación de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.
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