DERMATOLOGY CASE

Authors

  • Inês Falcão Department of Pediatrics, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Isabel Couto Guerra Department of Pediatrics, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Miguel Horta Department Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v26.i1.11827

Keywords:

Nevus spilus, melanocytic nevus, hyperchromic lesions, dermoscopy, melanoma

Abstract

Nevus spilus is a melanocytic lesion which can be congenital or develop early in life. This lesion varies considerably in size and can occur anywhere on the body. Although nevus spilus is benign, it has malignant potential and melanoma develops in rare cases. Prevention and early detection are mandatory. We describe the case of a nine-year-old boy with a nevus spilus.

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Schaffer JV, Bolognia JL. Congenital melanocytic nevi. Uptodate 2015. Available at www.uptodate.com. Accessed July 2015.

Published

2017-04-03

How to Cite

Falcão, I., Guerra, I. C., & Horta, M. (2017). DERMATOLOGY CASE. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 26(1), 71–72. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v26.i1.11827

Issue

Section

Imaging Cases

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