Dermoscopy for congenital melanocytic nevi.

Rashmi Lodha, William Scott McDonald, George Elgart, Seth Thaller

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Abstract

Small and medium congenital melanocytic nevi are relatively common but present a small but significant risk of malignant transformation. Because prophylactic excision of all nevi is impractical, dermoscopic evaluation has a role in the clinical decision-making process. Dermoscopy of benign congenital nevi reveals a globular or homogenous pattern, black or brown dots and globules, small milia-like cysts within the globules, and terminal hairs. Dermoscopic criteria of melanoma are outlined here, with discussion of common scoring methods, the seven-point checklist, the ABCD rule, pattern analysis, and the Menzies criteria. Serial examination of congenital nevi with dermoscopy and excision of those lesions with malignant criteria are useful in the management of congenital melanocytic nevi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-665
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

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Dermoscopy for congenital melanocytic nevi. / Lodha, Rashmi; McDonald, William Scott; Elgart, George; Thaller, Seth.

In: The Journal of craniofacial surgery, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.09.2003, p. 661-665.

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Lodha, Rashmi ; McDonald, William Scott ; Elgart, George ; Thaller, Seth. / Dermoscopy for congenital melanocytic nevi. In: The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 661-665.
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