Recurrent and Persistent Nevi

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


Persistent nevi are nevi which reappear at the scar produced by an incomplete removal. Supposedly the residual melanocytes from the excision proliferate along the dermo-epidermal junction where the active melanin synthesis makes the nevus visible.


Of175 Case Melanocytic Nevus Reticular Dermis Dysplastic Nevus Recurrent Melanoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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