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Pseudomelanoma

Pseudomelanoma Abstract To the Editor.— I object to the term "pseudomelanoma" for a recurrent benign pigmented nevus in the article "Pseudomelanoma" by Drs Kornberg and Ackerman (Arch Dermatol 111:1588-1590, 1975), with only three references. Dr Ackerman is not the first to describe these lesions.In fact, at a well-attended meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology in Chicago 1974, many objected to the term "pseudomelanoma," some of whom had studied these lesions. The chairman of the meeting, Dr Alvin Cox of Stanford, had studied 143 nevi from 103 patients with these recurrent lesions, and he is not included in the references.1,2 Dr Cox cited 17 references in his article. I remember Dr Sam Becker telling me about these recurrent lesions when we were studying the giant pigmented nevus.3 Dr Cox's article should be read to be given the proper benign prospectus on these troublesome recurrent lesions.Dr Ackerman's photomicrographs are References 1. Walton RG, Cox AJ: Electrodesication of pigmented nevi . Arch Dermatol 87:342-349, 1963.Crossref 2. Cox AJ, Walton RG: The induction of the junctional changes in pigmented nevi . Arch Pathol 79:428-434, 1965. 3. Becker SW Sr, Becker SW Jr: Personal communication to authors, 1963 . Arch Dermatol 91:100, 1965.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Pseudomelanoma

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— I object to the term "pseudomelanoma" for a recurrent benign pigmented nevus in the article "Pseudomelanoma" by Drs Kornberg and Ackerman (Arch Dermatol 111:1588-1590, 1975), with only three references. Dr Ackerman is not the first to describe these lesions.In fact, at a well-attended meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology in Chicago 1974, many objected to the term "pseudomelanoma," some of whom had studied these...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1976.01630350077023
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— I object to the term "pseudomelanoma" for a recurrent benign pigmented nevus in the article "Pseudomelanoma" by Drs Kornberg and Ackerman (Arch Dermatol 111:1588-1590, 1975), with only three references. Dr Ackerman is not the first to describe these lesions.In fact, at a well-attended meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology in Chicago 1974, many objected to the term "pseudomelanoma," some of whom had studied these lesions. The chairman of the meeting, Dr Alvin Cox of Stanford, had studied 143 nevi from 103 patients with these recurrent lesions, and he is not included in the references.1,2 Dr Cox cited 17 references in his article. I remember Dr Sam Becker telling me about these recurrent lesions when we were studying the giant pigmented nevus.3 Dr Cox's article should be read to be given the proper benign prospectus on these troublesome recurrent lesions.Dr Ackerman's photomicrographs are References 1. Walton RG, Cox AJ: Electrodesication of pigmented nevi . Arch Dermatol 87:342-349, 1963.Crossref 2. Cox AJ, Walton RG: The induction of the junctional changes in pigmented nevi . Arch Pathol 79:428-434, 1965. 3. Becker SW Sr, Becker SW Jr: Personal communication to authors, 1963 . Arch Dermatol 91:100, 1965.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1976

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