109. Melanocytic Naevi and Melanoma

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Julia A. Newton Bishop MD

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch109

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bishop, J. A. N. (2011) Melanocytic Naevi and Melanoma, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch109

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • melanocytic naevi and melanoma;
  • management of melanocytic lesions - in childhood, diagnosis and observation;
  • dermoscopy, melanocytic lesions - and magnification, with good light;
  • congenital melanocytic naevus - at birth, differing in clinical appearance;
  • associated syndromes - Carney complex, autosomal dominant multiple neoplasia syndrome;
  • congenital melanocytic naevi - detection at birth, three studies;
  • congenital naevi at birth, pigmented - varying in colour, light brown to slate black;
  • large congenital naevi complications – skin abnormalities;
  • blue/black macular pigmented lesions - melanocytic lesions, blue in colour;
  • Spitz naevus, benign melanocytic naevus - histological appearance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Congenital melanocytic naevi

  • Café-au-lait macules

  • Lentigines

  • Benign acquired melanocytic naevi

  • Spitz naevus

  • Naevus spilus

  • Atypical (or dysplastic) naevi and the atypical naevus syndrome phenotype

  • Blue/black macular pigmented lesions

  • Cellular or common blue naevi

  • Childhood melanoma

  • References