Friday, 17 June 2011

Persistent Melanocytic Nevi: A Review and Analysis of 205 cases

Great article in the June 2011 issue of the ‘Journal of Cutaneous Pathology’ regarding persistent melanocytic naevi. 

Good reading for those interested in the subject.
Things of note are

- female predominance (reason unclear)

- back is the most common site followed by abdomen then chest

- mean time between original biopsy then biopsy of persistent naevus was 9.7 months

- dysplastic naevi were most likely to recur

- persistent melanocytic naevi were more likely to be initially removed via shave biopsy

Link to the article below

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