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Pigmented Spindle-Cell Nevus: A Melanoma Simulator

[Dermatol Online J 10(2), 2004. © 2004 Arthur C. Huntley, MD]


Figure 1. A dermatoscopic presentation of pigmented spindle-cell nevus showing a prevalence of brown globules forming a rim around the lesion.

Figure 2. A dermatoscopic presentation of pigmented spindle-cell nevus. The lesion prevalently presents pseudopods arranged regularly at the periphery and retiform depigmentation at the center.

Figure 3. Telespectrophotometric acquisition is represented, at selected wavelengths (nm) of (a) melanoma; (b) pigmented spindle-cell nevus; (c) compound nevus.

Figure 4. An atypical pigmented spindle-cell nevus: a small multicolored lesion showing irregular and ill-defined borders. The clinical diagnosis was melanoma in situ.

Figure 5. A typical pigmented spindle-cell nevus: a small slightly raised dark lesion with defined borders. Melanoma cannot be ruled out on clinical observation.

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