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Speckled Lentiginous Nevus

Aka: Speckled Lentiginous Nevus, Nevus Spilus
  1. See Also
    1. Congenital Nevus
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Variant of Congenital Nevi
  3. Signs
    1. Hairless round to irregularly shaped brown nevus
    2. Larger nevus contains 1-3 mm dots of dark brown pigmentation (may be elevated)
    3. Diameter ranges from 1-20 cm
  4. Management
    1. Malignant transformation is uncommon but can occur
    2. Size of lesion directs management - follow the same protocols for Congenital Nevus based on size below
    3. Observe and biopsy or excise lesions if atypical
  5. Reference
    1. Habif (2003) Clinical Dermatology, 4th ed.. Mosby, p. 773-813

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