Naevus spilus as a precursor of cutaneous melanoma: report of a case and literature review


Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Insular, Avda del Dr Pasteur s/n, 35015 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.


Naevus spilus is defined as a melanocytic macule in which there are dark maculopapular speckles. We describe a patient with a superficial spreading malignant melanoma arising in a congenital naevus spilus, and review the literature on this association.