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Case of the Month: July 1995
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CASE HISTORY: This 82 year old patient presents with a history of an irregular nevus on the right scalp for several months.

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Physical Examination: a 14 mm assymetrical brown and tan macule on the right parietal scalp.

Microscopic Findings: The epidermis is expanded in a lentiginous and reticulate pattern by a population of atypical nevomelanocytic cells. Percolation of this population to the upper epidermis is present, while others cluster to form poorly organized theques.

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