Nevus Spilus (Speckled lentiginous nevus)

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


We define nevus spilus as a medium-sized, or large, cafè au lait macule speckled with melanocytic nevi. The definition is incorrect and imprecise but it is very entrenched in the common dermatological jargon and it is less cumbersome than others which are nosologically more appropriate. The French literature refers to this entity as “nevus en nevus”.


Spinal Muscular Atrophy Cytological Atypia Melanocytic Nevus Blue Nevus Epidermal Basal Layer 
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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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