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Abstract

The term acral nevus is not uniformly defined in the literature. Some authors refer to acral nevi in broader terms as melanocytic lesions on both the volar and dorsal surfaces of hands and feet; however, recent publications tend to limit the term “acral melanocytic nevus” only to acral volar melanocytic nevus. It would be better to limit the usage this way, in consideration of recent genetic definition of acral melanoma by Bastian et al. [1].

Keywords

Stratum Corneum Melanocytic Nevus Melanin Granule Melanocytic Lesion Horny Layer 
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