The role of observation in the management of atypical nevi.

  title={The role of observation in the management of atypical nevi.},
  author={Emily C Kmetz and Holly Sanders and Galen Fisher and Pearon Gordon Lang and John C. Maize},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={102 1},
OBJECTIVE The definition and management of the atypical nevus remains a controversial issue. Some believe that atypical nevi are common variants of benign melanocytic nevi while others believe they are lesions intermediate between benign melanocytic nevi and melanoma. Therefore, the question of whether or not partially removed atypical nevi should be re-excised with clear margins in order to prevent their evolution into melanoma remains unanswered. Although studies have shown that most atypical… CONTINUE READING

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