Benign juvenile melanoma" has been well recognized since the detailed report of 13 cases by Sophie Spitz1 in 1948. Presently the name spindle and epithelioid cell nevus (S&E nevus) is preferred because it occurs in adults as well as children and because "melanoma" has definite malignant connotations. Typically, an
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