Acral pigmented spitz nevus that clinically mimicked acral lentiginous malignant melanoma

Yong Hyun Jang, Jae Yeol Lee, Mi Ri Kim, Soo Chan Kim, You Chan Kim

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Abstract

Pigmented Spitz nevus is a benign melanocyte skin lesion with distinct clinical features and it is frequently found on the extremities. However, it rarely occurs on acral area of the body, and such a case has not yet been fully documented. We present a case of acral pigmented Spitz nevus occurring on the foot, and this mimicked acral lentiginous malignant melanoma. Clinicians should be well aware of this entity and its possible clinical presentations. Since acral pigmented Spitz nevus is benign in nature, making the correct diagnosis is important to avoid unnecessary mutilating or excessive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

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Epithelioid and Spindle Cell Nevus
Pigmented Nevus
Melanoma
Extremities
Melanocytes
Foot
Skin

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Jang, Yong Hyun ; Lee, Jae Yeol ; Kim, Mi Ri ; Kim, Soo Chan ; Kim, You Chan. / Acral pigmented spitz nevus that clinically mimicked acral lentiginous malignant melanoma. In: Annals of Dermatology. 2011 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 246-249.
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Acral pigmented spitz nevus that clinically mimicked acral lentiginous malignant melanoma. / Jang, Yong Hyun; Lee, Jae Yeol; Kim, Mi Ri; Kim, Soo Chan; Kim, You Chan.

In: Annals of Dermatology, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.05.2011, p. 246-249.

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