Clinical and Therapeutic Considerations of Acquired Melanocytic Nevi

  • Baruch Kaplan


Acquired melanocytic nevi commonly appear after birth and increase in number during the second and third decades. They represent benign aggregations of nevus cells in the epidermis and dermis and are usually various shades of brown in color. It is important to differentiate them from malignant lesions such as melanoma and when in question biopsies are recommended for histologic examination. They appear in equal frequency in males and females and are occasionally removed for cosmetic reasons.


Acquired melanocytic nevus Junctional Compound Dermal nevus Clinical examination Dermoscopy Shave biopsy Excisional biopsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mohs Micrographic Surgery UnitAssuta Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael

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