August 20, 1997

Differentiating Dysplastic Nevi From Melanoma

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Md

JAMA. 1997;278(7):548. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550070040030

To the Editor.  —In the informative article by Dr Tucker and colleagues,1 it should be pointed out to clinicians that Figures C and D may be dysplastic nevi; however, particularly when other similar atypical-appearing nevi are not present in a given individual, the possible diagnosis of melanoma in situ or early invasive melanoma cannot be excluded without a biopsy.