Early melanoma as opposed to a benign nevus, nevus-associated melanoma, or halo nevus with regression?

Basak P. Y. , Hofmann-Wellenhof R.

HAUTARZT, cilt.61, sa.9, ss.785-786, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Editöre Mektup
  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00105-010-2020-x
  • Dergi Adı: HAUTARZT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.785-786


A 43-year-old woman, in whom a melanoma associated with a melanocytic nevus had been removed 2 years previously, came for a follow-up examination presenting with two light brown to medium brown maculae measuring approximately 7x5 mm with a flat papular center. One of the lesions was surrounded by a large white halo about 2 mm in size. The differential diagnosis on clinical grounds included a halo nevus with a second common nevus, a nevus with regression, and a melanoma associated with a nevus. Under the dermatoscope, an unremarkable homogeneous/reticular pattern could be seen and in one portion hallmarks of regression, namely gray tones and distinct gray-black dots. The diagnosis based on histopathological analysis was that of an atypical congenital nevus with regression.