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Melanocytic Nevi: Patterns and Gender Differences

  • Miryam Kerner
Chapter

Abstract

Melanocytic nevi encompass a variety of lesions including congenital melanocytic nevi, acquired melanocytic nevi, blue nevi, and Spitz nevi. These nevi can occasionally manifest gender differences depending on the different life cycles of the women versus the men and the unique anatomic differences.

Keywords

Gender Nevus Melanoma 

Abbreviations

AMN

Acquired melanocytic nevi

AMNGT

Atypical melanocytic nevi of the genital type

CMN

Congenital melanocytic nevus

DEJ

Dermo-epidermal junction

ERbeta

Estrogen receptor beta

SONIC

The study of nevi in children

Notes

Conflict of Interest

The author has no conflict of interest to declare.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyHaEmek Medical CenterAfulaIsrael
  2. 2.Rappaport Faculty of MedicineTechnion – Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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