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Image Number 2595 (Melanocytic nevus)


Diagnosis: Melanocytic nevus

Site: Hand,palm

Sex: F

Age: 6


Description: Blackish pigmented patch.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A very interesting case referred from another dermatologist of a 6-year-old girl presented with an asymptomatic, oval, blackish patch/plaque about 2x1 cm in greatest diametetrs involved the middle portion of the palm of six months duration. We put three differential diagnoses according to lesion's morphology: Benign melanocytic nevus, pigmented BCC and malignant melanoma. An excisional biopsy was done and benign melanocytic nevus was the final diagnosis.

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