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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 132-136

Acquired melanocytic nevus in head-and-neck region – A case series


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MGM's Dental College and Hospital, MGMIHS, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MGM's Dental College and Hospital, MGMIHS, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Jigna Pathak
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MGM's Dental College and Hospital, MGMIHS, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_266_21

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Acquired melanocytic nevus (AMN) is the most common benign proliferative lesion of melanocytes occurring on the skin after birth. Nevi can occur under the genetic influence or certain environmental factors. Histopathologically, they are categorized as an intradermal, compound, and junctional nevus. The significance of nevi lies in their relation to melanoma with malignant transformation rate being 4%–9%. We, hereby present an institutional case series of AMN in the head-and-neck region.


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