Defining the malignant potential of the giant pigmented nevus

A. Lee Dellon, Richard L. Edelson, Paul B. Chretien

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An unusual giant pigmented nevus, containing lymphocytic infiltrates and apparent muscle invasion, but withoutthe presence of melanoma, is described in detail—including its related immunological parameters. The controversyconcerning the malignant potential of giant pigmented nevi, and the paradoxes that are en-countered clinically, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-618
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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