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Title: Intra-Oral Spitz Naevus: A Case Report
Authors: Xavier, Ruth Lopes de Freitas
Vasconcelos, Marcelo Gadelha
Galvão, Hebel Cavalcanti
Freitas, Roseana de Almeida
Souza, Evânia Leiros de
Pinto, Leão Pereira
Keywords: Photography, Dental;Spitz Naevus
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: XAVIER, Ruth Lopes de Freitas et al. Intra-Oral Spitz Naevus: A Case Report. Clinics, v. 63, n. 1, p. 140-142, 2008.
Portuguese Abstract: The Spitz nevus, also known as benign juvenile melanoma or a nevus of epitheloid and spindle cells, was first described by Sophie Spitz in 1948 and is most common in children and adolescents. They can present in three different ways: solitary nodular, multiple grouped, and multiple disseminated. The great majority of lesions are solitary, nodular, and are present in children and adolescents (57%–70%), with a slight preference for the female gender. The regions where they are most frequently found are the lower extremities, the head and neck, and the trunk. A Spitz nevus is usually pink, brown, or black in color. After an initial period of growth, the majority of Spitz nevi tend to stabilize their growth, reaching, in 95% of patients, a final size smaller than 6 mm.
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