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

Clin Exp Dermatol. 1994 Nov;19(6):515-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1994.tb01261.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nevus, Pigmented / congenital
  • Nevus, Pigmented / pathology*
  • Precancerous Conditions / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / congenital
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*