Melanoma with features of a Spitz nevus

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Spitzoid melanoma

Melanoma with features of a Spitz nevus (also known as a "Spitzoid melanoma") is a cutaneous condition characterized histologically with tissue similar to a spitz nevus and with overall symmetry and a dermal nodule of epithelioid melanocytes that do not mature with progressively deeper dermal extension.[1]

It is rare, more common in males and in those older than 40 years of age.[2]

Spitzoid melanoma in 10 year old

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1752. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  2. DE, Elder; D, Massi; RA, Scolyer; R, Willemze (2018). "2. Melanocytic tumours: malignant spitz melanoma". WHO Classification of Skin Tumours. Vol. 11 (4th ed.). Lyon (France): World Health Organization. pp. 108–110. ISBN 978-92-832-2440-2. Archived from the original on 2022-07-11. Retrieved 2022-08-12.