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.
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Spitz nevusEpithelioid and/or spindle-cell–nevomelanocytic nevus A benign compound nevus on the face of children and young adults Clinical Average 8 mm in diameter and present in various guises–eg, a smooth elastic, pink-tan papule that flattens with external pressure, lightly pigmented papule, nevus or nevi arising in a large congenital nevomelanocytic nevus, in clusters, etc Treatment Excision
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Spitz ne·vus(spits nē'vŭs)
A benign, slightly pigmented or red, superficial, small skin tumor composed of spindle-shaped, epithelioid, and multinucleated cells that may appear atypical; more common in children, but also appears in adults.
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Spitz,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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