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Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Blue nevus with a starburst pattern on dermoscopy

Abstract An 11-year-old girl presented to our department with a blue-gray papule approximately 4 mm in diameter. We suspected that it was a blue nevus or a pigmented Reed/Spitz nevus. On dermoscopic observation, the lesion showed homogeneous black-b…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The so-called dysplastic nevus is not dysplastic at all

Editorial In a recent two-part essay entitled “The dysplastic nevus: from historical perspective to management in the modern era” published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Duffy and Grossman concluded, following compre…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Malignant Spitz Nevus?

…or is characterized by a relatively high mitotic rate and mitosis deep within the lesion. There is more cellular pleomorphism, less maturation in depth and less cohesion of cells than in the usual Spitz nevus.” Weedon D, Strutton G. Skin Pathol…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

Nevus sebaceus may be ‘programmed’ for or susceptible to the eventual development of a variety of neoplasms that generally occur in adulthood. The most common of these is basal cell carcinoma, which develops in 5% to 7% of the le…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Normal, Typical, Ordinary, Banal, and Common Nevus?

…han 5 millimeters (.25 inches) in diameter. Any mole that grows larger than that size may be cancerous.” http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Skin-Cancer.html. Accessed November 29, 2006. “When a typical common nevus is seen under the micro…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Junctional Activity and Active Junctional Nevus?

“With further maturation junctional activity ceases and the lesion is composed only of dermal nevus cells (intradermal nevus).” Weedon D. Lentigines, nevi, and melanomas. In: Skin Pathology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Churchill-Livingstone,…