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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
BONETI, Karin Krause; PINEIRO-MACEIRA, Juãn; PEREIRA, Francisco Burnier Carlos and BARCAUI, Carlos Baptista. Reed nevus (pigmented spindle-cell nevus): a report of three cases with distinct dermoscopic patterns. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp.531-536. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400016.
Reed nevus or pigmented spindle-cell nevus may mimic cutaneous melanoma; however, its dermoscopic and histopathological characteristics are different. This case report describes three patients with distinct clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological presentations, which were correlated to enable a differential diagnosis to be made between melanoma and Spitz nevus.
Keywords : Dermoscopy; Melanoma; Nevus, spindle cell.