Spitz nevus and its variants

Gerardo Ferrara, Elvira Moscarella, Caterina M. Giorgio, Giuseppe Argenziano

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Abstract

The eponymic designation Spitz nevus refers to a benign melanocytic proliferation, which was first described in 1948 by Sophie Spitz as melanoma of the childhood [1]. Along with this original description, we presently consider as classical Spitz nevus a rapidly growing, pink or flesh-colored papule or nodule of the lower extremities or the face in childhood or early adulthood [2-6]. Its histopathological hallmark is the presence of large spindle and/or epithelioid cells, usually in the paucity or absence of melanin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColor Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages151-163
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783540351054
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Ferrara, G., Moscarella, E., Giorgio, C. M., & Argenziano, G. (2007). Spitz nevus and its variants. In Color Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin (pp. 151-163). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_24