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Tuesday 28 August 2007

Spitz nevus

A 47-year-old woman consulted for a a slowly enlarging pigmented lesion of her right wrist for 3 months.

Dermoscopy (x20) revealed regular streaks throughout the lesion (pseudopods and radial streaming) with a symmetrical starburst pattern.

Because of the age of the patient and the rapid enlargement, the lesion was removed.

Pathology revealed a Spitz nevus