Recurrence of melanoma in the scar after excised Spitz nevus in a 17-year-old child.

Publication date: Mar 02, 2020

Melanoma in childhood is rare and its diagnosis is more difficult than in adults, as it often presents histologic features overlapping with the Spitz nevus. The authors report the case of a 17-year old boy who was first diagnosed with Spitz nevus, however, the final diagnosis made after the excision of the tumor arising in the scar was changed to melanoma. The case in this present study emphasizes the importance of the differential diagnosis of skin tumors in young patients.

Concepts Keywords


Type Source Name
disease MESH tumor
disease MESH diagnosis
disease MESH Spitz nevus
disease MESH scar
pathway KEGG Melanoma
disease MESH melanoma
disease MESH Recurrence

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