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Nevus spilus and melanoma: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20338124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Nevus spilus is characterized by a pigmented patch with scattered flat or maculopapular speckles. Nevus spilus was first described by Burkley in 1842. Since then, this lesion has been widely debated in the literature, particularly for the possible occurrence of melanoma within the lesion. OBJECTIVE: We describe the case of a 65-year-old female presenting with a nodular achromic melanoma that occurred within a nevus spilus on the left thigh. CONCLUSION: Our observation is consistent with the idea that this entity in some circumstances may have the ability to evolve into a malignant melanoma.
Maria Teresa Corradin; Edoardo Zattra; Renzo Fiorentino; Mauro Alaibac; Anna Belloni-Fortina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2010-05-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit of Dermatology, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria degli Angeli di Pordenone, Padua, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Melanoma / pathology*,  surgery
Nevus, Pigmented / pathology*,  surgery
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery

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