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Nevogenesis pp 25-41 | Cite as

Classifying Melanocytic Nevi

  • Iris Zalaudek
  • Caterina Longo
  • Cinzia Ricci
  • Giuseppe Albertini
  • Giuseppe ArgenzianoEmail author
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Abstract

Different types of melanocytic nevi do exist in relation to their epidemiology, evolution, morphology, genetics, and their associated melanoma risk. The introduction of dermoscopy has opened a new morphologic dimension of melanocytic nevi; this along with recent progresses in our understanding of the molecular pathways involved in the formation of nevi opened new ways to classify nevi.

Keywords

Congenital Melanocytic Nevi Dermoscopy Blue Nevus Recurrent Nevus Halo Nevi 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iris Zalaudek
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Caterina Longo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Cinzia Ricci
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Albertini
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Argenziano
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyMedical University of GrazGrazItaly
  2. 2.Dermatology Unit, First Medical DepartmentArcispedale Santa Maria NuovaReggio EmiliaItaly
  3. 3.Dermatology and Skin Cancer UnitArcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, IRCCSReggio EmiliaItaly

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