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Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Compound melanocytic nevus

A 14-year-old girl consulted for an enlarging melanocytic nevus on her back. One of her sister, aged 24, had been operated for a superficial spreading melanoma 2 years before, and she was very anxious. The lesion was larger than 6 mm and had an irregular border.

Dermoscopy revealed a central homogeneous pattern and a peripheral typical reticular pattern, and peripheral globules, but no signs for a SSM.
The lesion was removed and pathology was in favour of a compound melanocytic nevus.