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Wednesday 11 June 2008

Pink nevus

A 25-year-old woman with a phototype I consulted for a check-up of many nevi on her trunk and limbs. Two nevi were pink at the difference of the majority of them which were light brown.
Dermoscopy revealed dotted vessels disposed in a regular pattern.
Pink nevi
are typicallly found in patients with fair skin type (phototypes I and II). If there are multiple pink lesions, a regular follow-up is advised as it is in this case.
If the lesion is solitary, it is better advised to remove it because differentiation from an achromic melanoma is not possible without pathology examination.

Other cases of pink nevi: 1

Litterature: Zalaudek and al, in Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. Springer Ed, Berlin, 2007