Proposal of a new classification system for melanocytic naevi

G. Argenziano, I. Zalaudek, G. Ferrara, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof, H. P. Soyer

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The lack of consensus among clinicians and pathologists due to the mixture of clinical and histopathological features used to define the various melanocytic naevi underscores the need of a better classification system for these benign lesions. We describe a dermoscopic classification system for melanocytic naevi that is directed to clinicians dealing with the early diagnosis of melanoma, as well to pathologists, in order to promote better communication between these different specialists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-227
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Classification
  • Dermoscopy
  • Diagnosis
  • Melanocytic naevi
  • Melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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