Spitz nevus

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Spitz nevus is a rare benign melanocytic lesion, that shares significant clinicohistological commonality with melanoma and maybe difficult to differentiate 2

History and etymology

This lesion was described by an American pathologist, Sophie Spitz (1910-1956), who worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City 1. The only other primary neoplasm thought to be named after a woman is the Dąbska tumor.

Article information

rID: 68230
Tag: stub, eponym
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spitz naevi

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