Clinical features of dysplastic nevi

A. McBride, J. K. Rivers, A. W. Kopf, C. J. Cockerell, R. S. Bart, C. M. Grin, M. K. Silverman, K. A. Vossaert

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The clinical features of 100 dysplastic nevi were tabulated. Although certain characteristics were present in most or all of these melanocytic nevi, there was a marked heterogeneity of other clinical features. The preponderant type of large (≥ 8 mm) melanocytic nevus in patients with classic dysplastic nevi is a papule or plaque with the following characteristics: multicoloration (various shades of tans, browns, reds, or black); slightly raised height for its broad diameter; mamillated surface; and lack of hypertrichosis. An atlas illustrates some of the clinical varieties of melanocytic nevi in this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-722
Number of pages6
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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