benign juvenile melanoma

Spitz ne·vus

(spits),
a benign, slightly pigmented or red superficial small skin tumor composed of spindle-shaped, epithelioid, and multinucleated cells that may appear atypical; most common in children, but also appearing in adults.

benign juvenile melanoma

a noncancerous pink or fuchsia raised papule with a scaly surface, usually on a cheek. Occurring most commonly in children between 9 and 13 years of age, it may be mistaken for a malignant melanoma. Also called compound melanocytoma, spindle cell nevus, Spitz nevus.
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Benign juvenile melanoma

Spitz naevus

; benign juvenile melanoma benign, asymptomatic, melanocytic (pink/red/tan-coloured) dome-shaped, nodular lesion of head/neck/shoulders; can resemble malignant melanoma; affects young people; normally treated by excision
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