Typical halo nevi in childhood: Is a biopsy necessary?

Chan Ho Lai, Susanne Lockhart, Susan Bayliss Mallory

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We sent questionnaires to pediatric dermatologists inquiring whether anyone had seen a child with halo nevi that developed into melanoma. None of the respondents reported having seen such a development. We conclude that typical halo nevi in children are usually benign and a skin biopsy is probably not necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-284
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


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