Spitz, Sophie

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Sophie, U.S. pathologist, 1910-1956.
Spitz nevus - a benign, slightly pigmented or red superficial small skin tumor. Synonym(s): epithelioid cell nevus; spindle cell nevus
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In effect, ASTs have metastatic and associated mortality rates that are statistically lower than "conventional melanomas" (2); they could be properly considered as low-grade melanomas, as Sophie Spitz did in 1948.
Sophie Spitz herself, who in 1948 began to describe melanoma in children by combining cases of Spitz nevus with melanomas.