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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1998 February;133(1):7-12

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Cutaneous melanoma. Light and shadows on possible precursors

Bondi R. 1, Dini M. 2, Urso C. 3

1 Università degli Studi - Firenze, Istituto di Anatomia Patologica
2 Cattedra di Chirurgia Plastica
3 Ospedale S. Maria Annunziata - Firenze, U. O. Anatomia Patologica


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Several melanocytic lesions may act as precursors of cutaneous melanoma: cellular nevus, nevi of Ota and Ito, nevus spilus, solar lentigo, congenital nevi, acquired common nevi and dysplastic nevi. Generally, the malignant transformation of such lesions is not a frequent event, but a relatively high percentage of melanomas shows contiguous remnants of a melanocytic nevus. However it is difficult to establish the nevus type because often only few nevus cells are observed and because the histological features of dysplastic nevus are not rigorously defined. The amount of melanoma risk seems to be related to the proliferative activity and cellular atypia of nevi, the genophenotypic characteristics of individuals and exogenous neoplastic stimuli.

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