Study IDs predictors of recurrent nevi, melanoma

12/3/2013 | Healio (free registration)

Pigmentation beyond the edge of a scar, eccentric hyperpigmentation at the periphery, circles, and chaotic and noncontinous growth patterns are more common in recurrent melanoma than recurrent nevi, according to a retrospective study published in JAMA Dermatology. Symmetry, radial lines and centrifugal growth patterns are more common in recurrent nevi than recurrent melanoma. Patient age, growth pattern, time to recurrence and findings related to past excisions are important considerations in evaluation, the researchers noted.

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