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Naevi

  • Julien Glicenstein
  • Jacques Ohana
  • Caroline Leclercq

Abstract

Pigmented naevi are very common skin lesions, present from birth (congenital) or developing in the child or adult (acquired). They are relatively rare in the hand. They consist of accumulations of naevus cells or melanocytes grouped in the dermis or at the dermo-epidermal junction. Their appearance, extent, shape and colour are extremely variable. Lentigos, or beauty spots, may be very small — only 1–2 mm in diameter — while giant naevi, which are often hairy, may cover the whole of one surface of the hand or even a large part of the upper limb or of the body surface.

Keywords

Reticular Dermis Epidermal Melanocyte Nail Matrix Mongolian Spot Naevus Cell 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Glicenstein
    • 1
  • Jacques Ohana
    • 2
  • Caroline Leclercq
    • 3
  1. 1.ParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance
  3. 3.ParisFrance

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