Targetoid hemosiderotic melanocytic nevus.


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Milano A. 2017. Targetoid hemosiderotic melanocytic nevus. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 27 (2): 121. 10.26326/2281-9649.27.2.1353.


Milano A.
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This case demonstrates what happens when a hemorrhage occurs within a neoformation; it swells by the presence of blood inside it and takes a brownish color; when the extravasated blood runs out of the neoformation, it forms in the surrounding skin a concentric ring, initially attached to the neoformation itself. Subsequently, the internal hemorrhage is re-assimilated leading to flattening of the neoformation that reassumes its former appearance or by breaking the roof gives rise to a blood crust as in the present case.
The hemorrhage of the perilesional skin tends to spread centrifugally and to heal starting from the center. This is why later on originates a targetoid appearance formed by the central neoformation, a normal skin ring and even more peripheral a hemorrhagic halo. Hemorrhage can occur in a lymphangioma, an angioma, a nevus or another neoformation (1, 2).


Nevus, haemorrhage, Targetoid