Dermoscopy of an acral congenital melanocytic nevus.

  title={Dermoscopy of an acral congenital melanocytic nevus.},
  author={Iris Zalaudek and Renato Zanchini and Gianluca Petrillo and Eleonora Ruocco and Hans Peter Soyer and Giuseppe Argenziano},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  volume={22 3},
Congenital melanocytic nevi carry a risk for malignant transformation into melanoma, therefore early detection of suspicious features is crucial to reduce mortality rates. Dermoscopy improves the early detection of melanoma while reducing the number of unnecessary excisions of benign pigmented skin lesions. Dermoscopically, congenital melanocytic nevi are often characterized by the presence of a cobblestone pattern, but to date, little is known about the dermoscopic features of acral congenital… CONTINUE READING