Chapter 34. Melanocytic Nevi

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Paolo Carli MD1 and
  2. Camilla Salvini MD Medical Doctor2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch34

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Carli, P. and Salvini, C. (2008) Melanocytic Nevi, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch34

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Late of Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • melanocytic nevi - benign proliferations of melanocytes;
  • Common nevi neoformations;
  • dermoscopic examination and dermascopy;
  • Cochrane Library, Medline, and Embase databases;
  • skin self-examination (SSE);
  • multiple melanocytic nevi and management;
  • melanoma risk and small congenital nevi


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References