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Image Number 1862 (Melanocytic nevus)


Diagnosis: Melanocytic nevus

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 47


Description: Black-brownish nodule.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A melanocytic nevus has been present since late childhood, at last two months it suddenly enlarged in size and became nodular with areas of hemorrhage within have developed. Bleeding within a nevus in addition to abrupt increment in size are two suggestive signs that may indicate melanomatous transformation. The nevus was excised in toto and fortunately the histologic picture was of a benign nevus with areas of hemorrhage within on biopsy examination. 

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