Naevus-associated lentigo maligna: coincidence or continuum?

Hippokratia 2011; 15 (4): 373-375

A. Lallas, I. Zalaudek, C. Cota, E. Moscarella, D. Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, C. Catricala, G. Argenziano


Despite the high frequency of intradermal facial nevi in adults, the development of lentigo maligna (LM) within a preexisting nevus is considered exceptionally rare. Herein we describe an emblematic case of nevus associated facial LM and discuss whether such “collision” is coincidental or a consequence of malignant transformation.