Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 156--157

Deep penetrating nevus: A distinct variant of melanocytic nevus


Aparna Gupta1, PS Srilatha1, Niveditha Suvarna1, Lakshmi Rao2 
1 Department of Pathology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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Aparna Gupta
Department of Pathology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104
India

Deep penetrating nevus (DPN) is a variant of melanocytic nevus which goes unrecognized due to its relative rarity and may be misinterpreted as malignant melanoma. It commonly presents in young adults as a dark pigmented lesion on the face, neck, or shoulder. A 60-year-old lady presented with a mole over the left arm of 8 years duration. A biopsy of the lesion was performed under the clinical impression of a compound nevus with suspicion of malignancy. Based on the histologic features, a diagnosis of DPN was put forward.


How to cite this article:
Gupta A, Srilatha P S, Suvarna N, Rao L. Deep penetrating nevus: A distinct variant of melanocytic nevus.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2011;54:156-157


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Gupta A, Srilatha P S, Suvarna N, Rao L. Deep penetrating nevus: A distinct variant of melanocytic nevus. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];54:156-157
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