Becker's nevus and malignant melanoma

B. Fehr, R. G. Panizzon, U. W. Schnyder

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We describe 9 patients who presented Becker's nevus (BN) together with a malignant melanoma (MM). Eight patients were male. In 5 patients the MM was on the same body site as the BN. The melanoma was of the superficial-spreading type in 7 cases and in 1 patient was within the BN. Twice a dysplastic-nevus syndrome was diagnosed and in 2 patients a familial melanoma. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of the co-occurrence of BN and MM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991



  • Becker's nevus
  • melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Fehr, B., Panizzon, R. G., & Schnyder, U. W. (1991). Becker's nevus and malignant melanoma. Dermatologica, 182(2), 77-80.