Melanocytic Nevi – Melanoacanthoma
Melanoacanthoma is a benign melanocytic nevus that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. The appearance of a Melanoacanthoma is very similar to a pigmented seborrheic keratosis, which is a black scaly plaque that seems to be “stuck on” the skin. Histologically, Melanoacanthomas have features of both a seborrheic keratosis and a nevus, thus the overlap in its clinical features. As Melanoacanthomas are benign, no treatment is necessary unless cosmetically desired and this can best be accomplished through shave removal.