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Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Melanoma arising in a giant nevus spilus maculosus

Abstract Melanoma arising in a nevus spilus is rare. There are two distinct types of nevus spilus characterized by macular or papular speckles, respectively. We report the case of a melanoma that arose in association with a giant nevus spilus maculo…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Melanoma and satellite blue papule

…h blue color should include blue nevus, Spitz nevus, malignant melanoma and cutaneous melanoma metastasis. Blue hue can also be seen in nonmelanocytic lesions like seborrheic keratosis, including lichen planus-like keratosis, hemangioma, pigmented ba…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Spitz’s nevus, compound type vs. Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Yellow color upon dermatoscopy does not exclude melanoma!

…servations report on yellow color in both melanocytic nevi and melanoma [2,3]. Herein we would like to add an additional observation of melanoma dermatoscopically characterized by yellow color. A 76-year-old woman was referred to our Skin Cancer Unit…

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