Clinical and histopathological analysis of 152 pigmented skin lesion excisions apart from melanocytic nevus due to cosmetic reasons

Clinical and histopathological analysis of 152 pigmented skin lesion excisions apart from... Background Melanocytic naevus (MN) is a normal, benign lesion type (49.6 %), followed by dermatofibroma, proliferation of melanocytes, which may be acquired or con- haemangioma, fibroepithelial polyp and BCC. These genital, and it is the most common pigmented lesion five lesions in total constituted 79.4 % of all lesions. posing an aesthetic problem for many patients and can It was also observed that approximately 19 % of all be found anywhere on the skin. There are several other excised lesions were malignant, pre-malignant or a fea- types of pigmented skin lesions apart from MN such as ture of a systemic disease. The main complaint for all seborrhoeic keratosis (SK) which mimics both MN and basal of our patients was cosmetic disturbance. None of the lesions cell carcinoma (BCC). were symptomatic, and none of the patients considered their Methods A retrospective study was designed in order to lesions as ‘suspicious’. investigate the characteristics of 152 non-MN pigmented Level of Evidence: Level III, risk/prognostic study. skin lesion excisions performed between June 2009 and . . October 2014. All patients desired their lesions to be Keywords Seborrhoeic keratosis Basal cell carcinoma removed for only cosmetic reasons. None of our pa- Fibroepithelial polyp http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Clinical and histopathological analysis of 152 pigmented skin lesion excisions apart from melanocytic nevus due to cosmetic reasons

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
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1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1093-2
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Abstract

Background Melanocytic naevus (MN) is a normal, benign lesion type (49.6 %), followed by dermatofibroma, proliferation of melanocytes, which may be acquired or con- haemangioma, fibroepithelial polyp and BCC. These genital, and it is the most common pigmented lesion five lesions in total constituted 79.4 % of all lesions. posing an aesthetic problem for many patients and can It was also observed that approximately 19 % of all be found anywhere on the skin. There are several other excised lesions were malignant, pre-malignant or a fea- types of pigmented skin lesions apart from MN such as ture of a systemic disease. The main complaint for all seborrhoeic keratosis (SK) which mimics both MN and basal of our patients was cosmetic disturbance. None of the lesions cell carcinoma (BCC). were symptomatic, and none of the patients considered their Methods A retrospective study was designed in order to lesions as ‘suspicious’. investigate the characteristics of 152 non-MN pigmented Level of Evidence: Level III, risk/prognostic study. skin lesion excisions performed between June 2009 and . . October 2014. All patients desired their lesions to be Keywords Seborrhoeic keratosis Basal cell carcinoma removed for only cosmetic reasons. None of our pa- Fibroepithelial polyp

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 15, 2015

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