Spitz/Reed Nevus

  • Graziella Babino
  • Elvira Moscarella
  • Elisabetta Fulgione
  • Elena De Col
  • Vincenzo Piccolo
  • Giuseppe Argenziano
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Abstract

Spitz/Reed nevus is a benign melanocytic neoplasm typically occurring in childhood and adolescence. The diagnosis is based on clinical-dermatoscopic correlation and histopathology. In particular, six main dermatoscopic patterns can be ascribed to Spitz/Reed nevus, namely vascular, globular, starburst, reticular, atypical, and homogenous. Histopathological features of Spitz/Reed nevi show plaque-shaped, well-circumscribed lesions, typically composed of sharply demarcated melanocytic nests within a hyperplastic epidermis.

Keywords

Spitz/Reed nevus Benign melanocytic neoplasm Hypopigmented/pigmented variants Vascular pattern Globular pattern Starburst pattern Reticular pattern Atypical pattern Homogenous pattern 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graziella Babino
    • 1
  • Elvira Moscarella
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elisabetta Fulgione
    • 1
  • Elena De Col
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Piccolo
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Argenziano
    • 1
  1. 1.Dermatology UnitUniversity of CampaniaNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Dermatology and Skin Cancer UnitArcispedale S. Maria Nuova, IRCCSReggio EmiliaItaly

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