Korean J Dermatol.  2018 Jan;56(1):17-23.

Dermoscopic Findings of Spitz Nevus in Koreans: A Case Series and Single-center Experience

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. ejee@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Dermoscopy is a noninvasive magnification technique that increases the diagnostic accuracy of clinical evaluation by a dermatologist. The characterization of Spitz nevus via dermoscopy is useful for dermatologists in the differential diagnosis of skin tumors.
OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the dermoscopic features of Spitz nevus in Koreans.
METHODS
We examined 18 patients with Spitz nevus using dermoscopy. We determined the frequency of specific features revealed by dermoscopy across the single center 15 Korean patients.
RESULTS
A total of 21 of Spitz nevi were observed in 18 patients. The common features of Spitz nevi revealed by dermoscopy were regular homogeneous pigmentation (38.1%), a typical pigmented Spitzoid pattern (28.6%), irregular homogeneous pigmentation (23.8%), regular streaks (23.8%), irregular streaks (23.8%), a superficial black network (23.8%), and a nonpigmented typical Spitzoid pattern (19.0%).
CONCLUSION
Dermoscopy revealed specific features of Spitz nevus that can be utilized to evaluate and diagnose the lesions.

Keyword

Spitz nevus; Dermoscopy

MeSH Terms

Dermoscopy
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Nevus
Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell*
Pigmentation
Skin
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