Diagnosis and Reporting of Dysplastic (Atypical, Clarks) Nevi – a Reassessment


Diagnosis and Reporting of Dysplastic (Atypical, Clarks) Nevi – a Reassessment


Eric Schloss, M.D., FRCP(C), Clinical Professor1, Jaggi Rao, M.D., FRCP(C), Clinical Professor2, Marianne Hrabok, Ph.D.3

1Dermatology & Dermatopathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta;
2Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta;
3Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.


This article on dysplastic nevi was compiled and written in August 2004 but never published in a print journal. It is our opinion that now, 15 years later, the same conclusions documented in the initial article still exist. In fact, the further studies and reports strongly support the lack of malignancy (nor evidence of pre-cursors of malignancy) in correctly histologically diagnosed junctional or compound dysplastic nevi and the lack of need of re-excision of these nevi in almost all cases. 1,2,3,4


Keywords: dysplastic, melanoma, pathology


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How to cite this article:
Eric Schloss, Jaggi Rao, Marianne Hrabok. Diagnosis and Reporting of Dysplastic (Atypical, Clarks) Nevi – a Reassessment .American Journal of Dermatological Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:23. DOI: 10.28933/ajodrr-2020-02-1905


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