"White" network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation

Iris Zalaudek, Harald Kittler, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Juergen Kreusch, Caterina Longo, Joseph Malvehy, Susana Puig, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana, Cesare Massone, Carlo Cota, Gerardo Ferrara, Mariella Fleischer, Giuseppe Argenziano

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Background: Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation exhibit overlapping dermoscopic patterns of regularly arranged dotted vessels over a pink background. Although white network has been described in both tumors, little is known about the frequency of this pattern in both tumors. Objective: We sought to compare the frequency of white network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation and to correlate this feature with histopathology. Methods: Two independent dermoscopists scored the presence of white network in a series of retrospectively collected images of histopathologically diagnosed cases of Spitz nevi and melanomas, dermoscopically typified by dotted vessels. Results: A total of 65 cases including 39 melanomas (median thickness 0.4 mm) and 26 Spitz nevi were analyzed. Patients with Spitz nevi were significantly younger compared to patients with melanoma (mean age: 26.8 vs 51.2 years, respectively; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

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Epithelioid and Spindle Cell Nevus
Nevi and Melanomas
Pigmentation
Melanoma
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • dermoscopy
  • histopathology
  • melanoma
  • Spitz nevi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Zalaudek, I., Kittler, H., Hofmann-Wellenhof, R., Kreusch, J., Longo, C., Malvehy, J., ... Argenziano, G. (2013). "White" network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 69(1), 56-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2012.12.974

"White" network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation. / Zalaudek, Iris; Kittler, Harald; Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer; Kreusch, Juergen; Longo, Caterina; Malvehy, Joseph; Puig, Susana; Moscarella, Elvira; Piana, Simonetta; Massone, Cesare; Cota, Carlo; Ferrara, Gerardo; Fleischer, Mariella; Argenziano, Giuseppe.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 69, No. 1, 07.2013, p. 56-60.

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Zalaudek, I, Kittler, H, Hofmann-Wellenhof, R, Kreusch, J, Longo, C, Malvehy, J, Puig, S, Moscarella, E, Piana, S, Massone, C, Cota, C, Ferrara, G, Fleischer, M & Argenziano, G 2013, '"White" network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation', Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 56-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2012.12.974
Zalaudek, Iris ; Kittler, Harald ; Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer ; Kreusch, Juergen ; Longo, Caterina ; Malvehy, Joseph ; Puig, Susana ; Moscarella, Elvira ; Piana, Simonetta ; Massone, Cesare ; Cota, Carlo ; Ferrara, Gerardo ; Fleischer, Mariella ; Argenziano, Giuseppe. / "White" network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation. In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2013 ; Vol. 69, No. 1. pp. 56-60.
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