Kara N. Shah, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Kara N. Shah

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Congenital melanocytic nevus

Congenital Melanocytic Nevus – 216.9 Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The diagnosis of a congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) is usually straightforward. They usually present at birth as a well-demarcated pigmented macule, patch, papule or plaque (Figure 1), although on occasion they may not be clinically…

Spitz nevus

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Spitz nevus Spitz nevus, also known as spindle and epithelioid cell nevus, is a benign melanocytic neoplasm seen predominantly in children and adolescents, although they may also develop in adults. Sophie Spitz first described these nevi as “benign juvenile melanomas” on the basis of their histologic resemblance to melanoma,…

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