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Electrodesiccation of Pigmented Nevi

Electrodesiccation of Pigmented Nevi Abstract If preceded by a biopsy, the electrodesiccation of pigmented nevi is a safe procedure in skilled hands. No evidence of malignant change occurred following electrodesiccation of 355 pigmented nevi. The cosmetic results were excellent. References 1. Allen, A. C., and Spitz, S.: Pigment and Pigment Tumors: Histogenesis and Clinicopathologic Correlation of Nevi and Malignant Melanomas , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. Syph. 69:150-171 ( (Feb.) ) 1954.Crossref 2. Grinspan, D., and Abulafia, J.: Idiopathic Cutaneous Pseudoepithelimatous Hyperplasia , Cancer 8:1047-1056 ( (Sept.) -Oct.) 1955.Crossref 3. Stegmaier, O. C., and Becker, S. W. Jr.: Incidence of Melanocytic Nevi in Young Adults , J. Invest. Derm. 34:125-129 ( (Feb.) ) 1960. 4. Traub, E. F.: The Treatment and Prognosis of Vascular and Pigmented Nevi , Postgrad. Med. 23:624-628 ( (June) ) 1958. 5. Shaffer, B.: Identification of Malignant Potentialities of Melanocytic (Pigmented) Nevus , J.A.M.A. 161:1222-1226 ( (July) ) 1956.Crossref 6. Baer, R. L., and Witten, V. H.: Selected Benign Pigmented Cutaneous Lesions , Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology , Chicago, Y. B. Pub., 1958-1959, Series 8-38. 7. McNeer, G.: The Clinical Behavior and Management of Malignant Melanoma , J.A.M.A. 176: 1-4 ( (April 8) ) 1961.Crossref 8. Witten, V. H., and Kopf, A. W.: Some Common Misconceptions Regarding Nevi and Skin Cancers , Med. Clin. N. Amer. 43:731-752 ( (May) ) 1959. 9. Pack, G. T., and Davis, J.: Nevus Giganticus Pigmentosus with Malignant Transformation , Surgery 49:347-354 ( (March) ) 1961. 10. Gertler, W.: Nevus Cell Nevus and Trauma , Med. Kosmet. 8:295-300, 1959. 11. Lewis, C. W. D.: Melanoma , Aust. J. Derm. 4:97-104, 1957.Crossref 12. Schoenfeld, R. J., and Pinkus, H.: The Recurrence of Nevi After Incomplete Removal , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. 78:30-35 ( (July) ) 1958.Crossref 13. Kindel, D. J.: Fallacies in the Management of the Pigmented Mole , GP 23:87-92 ( (April) ) 1961. 14. Bungeler, W.: Trauma and Melanoma , Muench. Med. Wschr. 99:209-212, 1957. 15. Montgomery, H.: Milestones in Dermatology X Nevi and Nevus Cells , Excerpta Med. [XIII] 9:399-401 ( (Nov.) ) 1955. 16. Baxter, H.: The Incidence and Location of Malignant Melanoma , Canad. Med. Ass. J. 41:350, 1959. 17. Cunningham, J. A., in McManus, J. F. A.: Progress in Fundamental Medicine , Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1952. 18. Pack, G. T., and Davis, J.: The Pigmented Mole , Postgrad. Med. 27:370-382 ( (March) ) 1960. 19. Lethe, P.: Melanoblastoma: Its Relationship to Trauma , Bull. Ass. Franc. Cancer 47:399-414, 1960. 20. Barletta, L. P.: Nevus and Melanomas: Current Considerations on Prevention and Treatment , Prensa. Med. Argent. 47:522-525, 1960. 21. Slaughter, D. P.: Superficial Tumors of the Head and Neck Area , Surgical Clin. N. Amer. 28: 69-81 ( (Feb.) ) 1948. 22. Volkstadt, H.: The Treatment of Melanotic Tumors of the Skin , Med. Klin. 55:461-464, 1960. 23. Becker, S. W.: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pigmented Nevi , Arch. Derm. Syph. 60:44-59 ( (July) ) 1949.Crossref 24. Ekblad, G. H.: Treatment of Benign Pigmented Moles , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. Syph. 70:399-410, 1954.Crossref 25. Shaw, C.: Benign Pigmented Nevi: A Survey of Treatment by Dermatologists , South. Med. J. 46:286 ( (March) ) 1953.Crossref 26. Stegmaier, O. C.: Cosmetic Management of Nevi and Pigmentary Disturbances , J.A.M.A. 172: 559-561, 1960Crossref 27. Thone, A. W.: Surgical-Dermatological Treatment of Lentigines and Nevi , Muench. Med. Wschr. 101:127-130, 1959. 28. Tappeiner, J., and Nosko, L. I.: The Problems of Melanoma from a Dermatological Point of View , Krebsarzt 15:185-193, 1960. 29. Schreus, H.: Pigmented Nevi and Their Treatment , Deutsch. Med. Wschr. 84:2217-2219, 2237-2238, 1959.Crossref 30. Montgomery, H.: Pigmented Nevi: Differentiation and Treatment , Mod. Med. (Minneap.) : 18:87 ( (Nov. 15) ) 1950. 31. Shaffer, B.: The Melanocytic (Pigmented) Nevus: A Discussion of its Management , J. Chron. Dis. 6:109-119, 1957.Crossref 32. Beerman, H., and Colburn, H.: Some Aspects of Pigmentation of the Skin , Amer. J. Med. Sci. 231:451 ( (April) ) 1956.Crossref 33. Chapman, D., and Klopp, C. T.: Care of the Common Mole , Med. Ann. D. C. 23:308, 1954. 34. Beerman, H.; Lane, R. A. G., and Shaffer, B.: Pigmented Nevi and Malignant Melanoma of the Skin: A Survey of Some of the Recent Literature , Amer. J. Med. Sci. 229:444-465 ( (April) ) 1955Crossref 35. 229: 583-600 (May) 1955 36. Davis, J.: Scientific Exhibit: Diagnosis and Management of Pigmented Nevi , Postgrad. Med. 18:138-148 ( (Aug.) ) 1955. 37. Quiroga, M. I., and Cordero, A. A.: Nevi and Their Carcinogenic Poteniality , Prensa Med. Argent. 41:2141-2150, 1954. 38. Ginestet, A.; Merville, L., and Dupuis, A.: Treatment of Nevi and Angiomata of the Face: Surgical Possibilities and Indications , Rev. Franc. Odontostomat. 4:279-289, 1957. 39. Markman, I.: Nevus and Melanomas , Sem. Med. (B. Air.) 110:448-453, 457, 1957. 40. Zitnik, J.: Experiences in the Treatment of Malignant Melanomas of the Skin , Acta. Chir. Iugosl. 4:336-343, 1957. 41. Walton, R. G.; Sage, R. D., and Farber, E. M.: Electrodesiccation of Pigmented Nevi , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. 76:193-199 ( (Aug.) ) 1957.Crossref 42. Kopf, A. W.: Personal communication to the authors, to be published. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Electrodesiccation of Pigmented Nevi

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 87 (3) – Mar 1, 1963

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Abstract If preceded by a biopsy, the electrodesiccation of pigmented nevi is a safe procedure in skilled hands. No evidence of malignant change occurred following electrodesiccation of 355 pigmented nevi. The cosmetic results were excellent. References 1. Allen, A. C., and Spitz, S.: Pigment and Pigment Tumors: Histogenesis and Clinicopathologic Correlation of Nevi and Malignant Melanomas , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. Syph. 69:150-171 ( (Feb.) ) 1954.Crossref 2. Grinspan, D., and Abulafia, J.: Idiopathic Cutaneous Pseudoepithelimatous Hyperplasia , Cancer 8:1047-1056 ( (Sept.) -Oct.) 1955.Crossref 3. Stegmaier, O. C., and Becker, S. W. Jr.: Incidence of Melanocytic Nevi in Young Adults , J. Invest. Derm. 34:125-129 ( (Feb.) ) 1960. 4. Traub, E. F.: The Treatment and Prognosis of Vascular and Pigmented Nevi , Postgrad. Med. 23:624-628 ( (June) ) 1958. 5. Shaffer, B.: Identification of Malignant Potentialities of Melanocytic (Pigmented) Nevus , J.A.M.A. 161:1222-1226 ( (July) ) 1956.Crossref 6. Baer, R. L., and Witten, V. H.: Selected Benign Pigmented Cutaneous Lesions , Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology , Chicago, Y. B. Pub., 1958-1959, Series 8-38. 7. McNeer, G.: The Clinical Behavior and Management of Malignant Melanoma , J.A.M.A. 176: 1-4 ( (April 8) ) 1961.Crossref 8. Witten, V. H., and Kopf, A. W.: Some Common Misconceptions Regarding Nevi and Skin Cancers , Med. Clin. N. Amer. 43:731-752 ( (May) ) 1959. 9. Pack, G. T., and Davis, J.: Nevus Giganticus Pigmentosus with Malignant Transformation , Surgery 49:347-354 ( (March) ) 1961. 10. Gertler, W.: Nevus Cell Nevus and Trauma , Med. Kosmet. 8:295-300, 1959. 11. Lewis, C. W. D.: Melanoma , Aust. J. Derm. 4:97-104, 1957.Crossref 12. Schoenfeld, R. J., and Pinkus, H.: The Recurrence of Nevi After Incomplete Removal , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. 78:30-35 ( (July) ) 1958.Crossref 13. Kindel, D. J.: Fallacies in the Management of the Pigmented Mole , GP 23:87-92 ( (April) ) 1961. 14. Bungeler, W.: Trauma and Melanoma , Muench. Med. Wschr. 99:209-212, 1957. 15. Montgomery, H.: Milestones in Dermatology X Nevi and Nevus Cells , Excerpta Med. [XIII] 9:399-401 ( (Nov.) ) 1955. 16. Baxter, H.: The Incidence and Location of Malignant Melanoma , Canad. Med. Ass. J. 41:350, 1959. 17. Cunningham, J. A., in McManus, J. F. A.: Progress in Fundamental Medicine , Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1952. 18. Pack, G. T., and Davis, J.: The Pigmented Mole , Postgrad. Med. 27:370-382 ( (March) ) 1960. 19. Lethe, P.: Melanoblastoma: Its Relationship to Trauma , Bull. Ass. Franc. Cancer 47:399-414, 1960. 20. Barletta, L. P.: Nevus and Melanomas: Current Considerations on Prevention and Treatment , Prensa. Med. Argent. 47:522-525, 1960. 21. Slaughter, D. P.: Superficial Tumors of the Head and Neck Area , Surgical Clin. N. Amer. 28: 69-81 ( (Feb.) ) 1948. 22. Volkstadt, H.: The Treatment of Melanotic Tumors of the Skin , Med. Klin. 55:461-464, 1960. 23. Becker, S. W.: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pigmented Nevi , Arch. Derm. Syph. 60:44-59 ( (July) ) 1949.Crossref 24. Ekblad, G. H.: Treatment of Benign Pigmented Moles , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. Syph. 70:399-410, 1954.Crossref 25. Shaw, C.: Benign Pigmented Nevi: A Survey of Treatment by Dermatologists , South. Med. J. 46:286 ( (March) ) 1953.Crossref 26. Stegmaier, O. C.: Cosmetic Management of Nevi and Pigmentary Disturbances , J.A.M.A. 172: 559-561, 1960Crossref 27. Thone, A. W.: Surgical-Dermatological Treatment of Lentigines and Nevi , Muench. Med. Wschr. 101:127-130, 1959. 28. Tappeiner, J., and Nosko, L. I.: The Problems of Melanoma from a Dermatological Point of View , Krebsarzt 15:185-193, 1960. 29. Schreus, H.: Pigmented Nevi and Their Treatment , Deutsch. Med. Wschr. 84:2217-2219, 2237-2238, 1959.Crossref 30. Montgomery, H.: Pigmented Nevi: Differentiation and Treatment , Mod. Med. (Minneap.) : 18:87 ( (Nov. 15) ) 1950. 31. Shaffer, B.: The Melanocytic (Pigmented) Nevus: A Discussion of its Management , J. Chron. Dis. 6:109-119, 1957.Crossref 32. Beerman, H., and Colburn, H.: Some Aspects of Pigmentation of the Skin , Amer. J. Med. Sci. 231:451 ( (April) ) 1956.Crossref 33. Chapman, D., and Klopp, C. T.: Care of the Common Mole , Med. Ann. D. C. 23:308, 1954. 34. Beerman, H.; Lane, R. A. G., and Shaffer, B.: Pigmented Nevi and Malignant Melanoma of the Skin: A Survey of Some of the Recent Literature , Amer. J. Med. Sci. 229:444-465 ( (April) ) 1955Crossref 35. 229: 583-600 (May) 1955 36. Davis, J.: Scientific Exhibit: Diagnosis and Management of Pigmented Nevi , Postgrad. Med. 18:138-148 ( (Aug.) ) 1955. 37. Quiroga, M. I., and Cordero, A. A.: Nevi and Their Carcinogenic Poteniality , Prensa Med. Argent. 41:2141-2150, 1954. 38. Ginestet, A.; Merville, L., and Dupuis, A.: Treatment of Nevi and Angiomata of the Face: Surgical Possibilities and Indications , Rev. Franc. Odontostomat. 4:279-289, 1957. 39. Markman, I.: Nevus and Melanomas , Sem. Med. (B. Air.) 110:448-453, 457, 1957. 40. Zitnik, J.: Experiences in the Treatment of Malignant Melanomas of the Skin , Acta. Chir. Iugosl. 4:336-343, 1957. 41. Walton, R. G.; Sage, R. D., and Farber, E. M.: Electrodesiccation of Pigmented Nevi , A.M.A. Arch. Derm. 76:193-199 ( (Aug.) ) 1957.Crossref 42. Kopf, A. W.: Personal communication to the authors, to be published.

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