Dysplastic nevi of the scalp and forehead in children

Martin Fernandez, Sharon Raimer, Ramón L. Sánchez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

To determine if there is a significant difference in the relative frequency and degree of atypia of sporadic dysplastic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck area in children as compared with nevi from the rest of the body, we reviewed 99 consecutive biopsy specimens of melanocytic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck areas in children less than 18 years of age and compared them with 95 consecutive cases of nevi from other areas of the body in children of the same age. Large numbers of the nevi biopsied from the scalp (13 of 31; 41.93%) and forehead (2 of 10; 20%) were dysplastic. The number of dysplastic nevi from the neck (1 of 58; 1.72%) was not assessed as very different from the incidence found in other regions of the body, where 7 dysplastic nevi (7.36%) from a total of 95 nevi were found. Of the 13 dysplastic nevi from the scalp, 9 showed minimal atypia and 4 showed moderate atypia. No nevi with severe atypia were found. Many pigmented nevi from the scalp and forehead in children in this study were dysplastic. This finding points out the importance of examining the scalp of children for the presence of dysplastic nevi. The majority of nevi from the neck were common nevi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Fingerprint

Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
Forehead
Nevus
Scalp
Neck
Pigmented Nevus
Body Regions
Biopsy
Incidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Dysplastic nevi of the scalp and forehead in children. / Fernandez, Martin; Raimer, Sharon; Sánchez, Ramón L.

In: Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001, p. 5-8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fernandez, Martin ; Raimer, Sharon ; Sánchez, Ramón L. / Dysplastic nevi of the scalp and forehead in children. In: Pediatric Dermatology. 2001 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 5-8.
@article{09b34bb1b3cc457eb31cb638d3483e5e,
title = "Dysplastic nevi of the scalp and forehead in children",
abstract = "To determine if there is a significant difference in the relative frequency and degree of atypia of sporadic dysplastic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck area in children as compared with nevi from the rest of the body, we reviewed 99 consecutive biopsy specimens of melanocytic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck areas in children less than 18 years of age and compared them with 95 consecutive cases of nevi from other areas of the body in children of the same age. Large numbers of the nevi biopsied from the scalp (13 of 31; 41.93{\%}) and forehead (2 of 10; 20{\%}) were dysplastic. The number of dysplastic nevi from the neck (1 of 58; 1.72{\%}) was not assessed as very different from the incidence found in other regions of the body, where 7 dysplastic nevi (7.36{\%}) from a total of 95 nevi were found. Of the 13 dysplastic nevi from the scalp, 9 showed minimal atypia and 4 showed moderate atypia. No nevi with severe atypia were found. Many pigmented nevi from the scalp and forehead in children in this study were dysplastic. This finding points out the importance of examining the scalp of children for the presence of dysplastic nevi. The majority of nevi from the neck were common nevi.",
author = "Martin Fernandez and Sharon Raimer and S{\'a}nchez, {Ram{\'o}n L.}",
year = "2001",
doi = "10.1046/j.1525-1470.2001.018001005.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "5--8",
journal = "Pediatric Dermatology",
issn = "0736-8046",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Dysplastic nevi of the scalp and forehead in children

AU - Fernandez, Martin

AU - Raimer, Sharon

AU - Sánchez, Ramón L.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - To determine if there is a significant difference in the relative frequency and degree of atypia of sporadic dysplastic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck area in children as compared with nevi from the rest of the body, we reviewed 99 consecutive biopsy specimens of melanocytic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck areas in children less than 18 years of age and compared them with 95 consecutive cases of nevi from other areas of the body in children of the same age. Large numbers of the nevi biopsied from the scalp (13 of 31; 41.93%) and forehead (2 of 10; 20%) were dysplastic. The number of dysplastic nevi from the neck (1 of 58; 1.72%) was not assessed as very different from the incidence found in other regions of the body, where 7 dysplastic nevi (7.36%) from a total of 95 nevi were found. Of the 13 dysplastic nevi from the scalp, 9 showed minimal atypia and 4 showed moderate atypia. No nevi with severe atypia were found. Many pigmented nevi from the scalp and forehead in children in this study were dysplastic. This finding points out the importance of examining the scalp of children for the presence of dysplastic nevi. The majority of nevi from the neck were common nevi.

AB - To determine if there is a significant difference in the relative frequency and degree of atypia of sporadic dysplastic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck area in children as compared with nevi from the rest of the body, we reviewed 99 consecutive biopsy specimens of melanocytic nevi from the scalp, face, and neck areas in children less than 18 years of age and compared them with 95 consecutive cases of nevi from other areas of the body in children of the same age. Large numbers of the nevi biopsied from the scalp (13 of 31; 41.93%) and forehead (2 of 10; 20%) were dysplastic. The number of dysplastic nevi from the neck (1 of 58; 1.72%) was not assessed as very different from the incidence found in other regions of the body, where 7 dysplastic nevi (7.36%) from a total of 95 nevi were found. Of the 13 dysplastic nevi from the scalp, 9 showed minimal atypia and 4 showed moderate atypia. No nevi with severe atypia were found. Many pigmented nevi from the scalp and forehead in children in this study were dysplastic. This finding points out the importance of examining the scalp of children for the presence of dysplastic nevi. The majority of nevi from the neck were common nevi.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035113380&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035113380&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2001.018001005.x

DO - 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2001.018001005.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 11207961

AN - SCOPUS:0035113380

VL - 18

SP - 5

EP - 8

JO - Pediatric Dermatology

JF - Pediatric Dermatology

SN - 0736-8046

IS - 1

ER -