Halo nevi and melanoma

J. R. Pellegrini, Richard Wagner, L. Nathanson

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Halo nevi may be associated with occult melanoma or may signify melanoma in a remote location. When a single halo nevus is present, the lesion should be biopsied to exclude melanoma. In addition, the patient's entire skin surface should be examined, and a careful ophthalmologic examination should be performed to exclude intraocular melanoma. Although the pathophysiologic relationship of halo nevus to melanoma is unclear, immunologic mechanisms have been postulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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Pellegrini, J. R., Wagner, R., & Nathanson, L. (1984). Halo nevi and melanoma. American Family Physician, 30(2), 157-159.