Kissing nevus discovered at circumcision consult
ABSTRACT A divided nevus of the penis is a rare embryological occurrence. The appearance of a congenital melanocytic nevus can be difficult to distinguish from penile melanosis. This article presents the successful excision and histopathologic evaluation of one such nevus.
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ABSTRACT: Kissing nevus is a curious type of nevus that was first described on the eyelids and rarely described on the penis. We report two cases of kissing nevus of the penis and review previously reported cases. The lesions of the kissing nevus of the penis showed characteristic mirror-image symmetry relative to the coronal sulcus. On histopathology, the lesion showed a compound nevus.Anais brasileiros de dermatologia 04/2014; 89(2):329-31. DOI:10.1590/abd1806-4841.20142870
04/2014; 24(2). DOI:10.1684/ejd.2014.2355
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ABSTRACT: Divided or kissing naevi are located on adjacent parts of the body that are separated during embryogenesis. Divided naevus of the penis (DNP) is exceedingly rare, with < 15 cases reported in the English language literature. Divided penile naevi affect the glans penis and inner foreskin, which are anatomical structures believed to have a common embryological origin. We report the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological findings of two children with DNP. To our knowledge, this is the first report of patients with DNP seen in South America, and the first in which dermoscopic findings are discussed; these included a large globular pattern in one patient, and homogeneous, streaked and globular patterns in the other.Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 07/2014; 39(6). DOI:10.1111/ced.12397 · 1.23 Impact Factor