Deep penetrating nevus: a distinct variant of melanocytic nevus

Gupta, Aprna and Srilatha, PS and Suvarna, Niveditha and Rao, Lakshmi (2011) Deep penetrating nevus: a distinct variant of melanocytic nevus. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. , 54 (1). pp. 156-157.

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Deep penetrating nevus (DPN) is a variant of melanocytic nevus which goes unrecognized due to its relative rarity and may be misinterpreted as malignant melanoma. It commonly presents in young adults as a dark pigmented lesion on the face, neck, or shoulder. A 60-year-old lady presented with a mole over the left arm of 8 years duration. A biopsy of the lesion was performed under the clinical impression of a compound nevus with suspicion of malignancy. Based on the histologic features, a diagnosis of DPN was put forward

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deep penetrating nevus, malignant melanoma, nevus
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 10:05
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 10:05

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