Spitz Nevus Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: Zoltan Trizna, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Surgical Care

Excision of lesions suspected of being Spitz nevi with histopathologic evaluation of the margins of the specimen is indicated. [30, 31] Sentinel lymph node biopsy is not justified for surgical staging. [32]

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Consultations

Consult a plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon if the excision requires extensive repair.

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Activity

Activity is restricted only to the extent that the surgical procedure justifies.

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Complications

The only complications are those that may occur after any surgical excision and repair.

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Prevention

Sun protection is recommended.

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Long-Term Monitoring

Regular follow-up, preferably by a dermatologist, is indicated.

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