Deep penetrating nevus: A distinct variant of melanocytic nevus

Aparna Gupta, P. S. Srilatha, Niveditha Suvarna, Lakshmi Rao

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Abstract

Deep penetrating nevus (DPN) is a variant of melanocytic nevus which goes unrecognized due to its relative rarity and may be misinterpreted as malignant melanoma. It commonly presents in young adults as a dark pigmented lesion on the face, neck, or shoulder. A 60-year-old lady presented with a mole over the left arm of 8 years duration. A biopsy of the lesion was performed under the clinical impression of a compound nevus with suspicion of malignancy. Based on the histologic features, a diagnosis of DPN was put forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-157
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2011

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Gupta, Aparna ; Srilatha, P. S. ; Suvarna, Niveditha ; Rao, Lakshmi. / Deep penetrating nevus : A distinct variant of melanocytic nevus. In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2011 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 156-157.
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In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 156-157.

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