Congenital melanocytic nevus simulating Hutchinson sign.


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Bonifazi E. 2016. Congenital melanocytic nevus simulating Hutchinson sign. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 26 (3): 173. 10.26326/2281-9649.26.3.1257.


Bonifazi E.
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Congenital melanocytic nevus can mimic all the features of melanoma as size, morphological changes, inflammation, ulceration, regression, recurrence after excision.
The clinical features of the here reported congenital nevus simulate a melanoma of the nail matrix, in particular the Hutchinson sign - involvement of the lateral nail fold and hyponychium - and the pseudo-Hutchinson - involvement of the epinychium-.
In the nevi of children affecting the nail lamina also the dermoscopy signs can simulate melanoma, mainly the darker pigmentation, the pseudo-Hutchinson sign, the sign of the triangle - larger proximal part of melanonychia - and the presence of points and globules (2).
This is why the irregularities of the dermoscopic pattern according to some Authors (1) are not a valid discriminating criterion between nevus and melanoma in children (1).


melanocytic nevus, Congenital, Hutchinson sign