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J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr;13(2):96-101.

Nevus spilus with synchronous melanomas: case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA. ari-nareg.meguerditchian@roswellpark.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Nevus spilus is a rare, acquired, and often large cutaneous lesion consisting of a light brown background macule containing varying numbers of small darker macular or papular areas.

OBJECTIVE:

Nevus spilus may contain dysplastic melanocytic elements, and there are also reports of melanoma arising from nevus spilus. However, the absolute risk for malignant transformation is not well defined.

CONCLUSION:

We discuss a case of synchronous melanomas arising from a nevus spilus and potential management recommendations based on a review of the pertinent literature.

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