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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Melanoma in situ

A 65-year-old woman presented a changing of color and size of one of her nevi. This nevus was localized on her back.
Dermoscopy revealed a central part with aggregated globules and an atypical and asymmetric reticular pattern.
This lesion was excised and pathology revealed a melanoma in situ in association with a dermal nevus.

Asymmetry is one of the most important parameters of melanomas in situ.