Spitz nevus

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Spitz nevus

Spitz nevus are non-cancerous skin lesions that tend to be dome-shaped, red, reddish-brown or dark colored. They usually develop on the face or limbs of young children.  They tend to grow quickly initially, but then stabilize or even disappear after a period of time. Spitz nevi can be very difficult to distinguish from melanoma, as a result treatment tends to involve excision of the nevi.
 

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The terms "Spitz nevus" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spitz nevus and Reed nevus.
 

Author(s): Alessandra Yoradjian, Mílvia Maria Simões e Silva Enokihara, Francisco Macedo Paschoal

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;87(3):349-57; quiz 358-9.

 

Spitz and Reed nevi, also called spindle and/or epithelioid cell nevi, are a special group of melanocytic lesions due to their peculiar clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological features. The study of these nevi is of great interest because both their nomenclature and classification ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2012

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HRAS-mutated Spitz nevus on the cheek in a middle-aged man.
 

Author(s): Takahiro Kiyohara, Minoru Takata, Hiroshi Itoh, Kenya Kawami, Masato Yasuta, Kouki Hayakawa, Masanobu Kumakiri

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2012 May;92(3):326-7.

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2012

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Spitz nevus: a case report and the use of dermoscopy.
 

Author(s): Ana Maria Costa Pinheiro, Gustavo Alonso Pereira, Alessandro Guedes Amorin, Tatiana Cristina Nogueira Varella, Horacio Friedman

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;85(4):555-7.

 

The Spitz nevus is a benign melanocytic lesion with clinical and histopathological features similar to those of melanoma. It was first described in 1948 but great controversy still remains today with respect to its diagnosis and management. The use of dermoscopy may increase diagnostic ...

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2010

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