Superficial black network: an additional dermoscopic clue for the diagnosis of pigmented spindle and/or epithelioid cell nevus

Ketty Peris, G Argenziano, Hp Soyer, G Ferrara, D Piccolo, R Hofmann Wellenhof, S Staibano, S. Chimenti

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Abstract

Dermoscopy is a valuable method for improving the diagnostic accuracy of pigmented skin lesions. Specific dermoscopic criteria have been described for differentiating pigmented spindle and/or epithelioid cell nevi (SECN; Spitz nevi and Reed nevi) from cutaneous melanomas. In the present study, we report an additional dermoscopic feature of SECN, namely a distinctive type of pigment network, described as superficial black network, which was observed in 10.5% of SECN. Histopathologically, this network corresponds to focal areas of pigmented parakeratosis, producing a black reticulated appearance on the horizontal plane.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)333-335
Numero di pagine3
RivistaDermatology
Volume203
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2001

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microscopy
  • Middle Aged
  • Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell
  • Skin Neoplasms

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