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December 1975

Pseudomelanoma: Recurrent Melanocytic Nevus Following Partial Surgical Removal

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Dr Kornberg) and the departments of dermatology and pathology (Dr Ackerman), New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(12):1588-1590. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630240044008

• Histological markers enable the correct diagnosis of a pigmented lesion that histologically resembles a superficial spreading malignant melanoma and yet behaves in a wholly benign way. This pseudomelanoma occurs in young adults within a few weeks following partial surgical-shave excision of an intradermal melanocytic nevus.

(Arch Dermatol 111:1588-1590, 1975)