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June 2007

Early Melanomas Dermoscopically Characterized by Reticular Depigmentation

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(6):799-816. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.6.808

Reticular depigmentation is a dermoscopic feature defined as an inverse pigment network composed of a whitish net against a dark-pigmented background, and it is commonly observed in Spitz or Reed nevi, dermatofibroma, Clark nevi, and rarely in melanoma.14 However, the presence of other dermoscopic features usually establishes the final diagnosis.24 We report herein 4 cases of early melanoma dermoscopically characterized by reticular depigmentation.

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