Benign nevus pattern
A lesion with a reticular pattern has typical pigment network throughout the entire lesion.
Patchy reticular pattern
A patchy network pattern is a benign pattern composed of islands of pigment network symettrically distributed throughout the entire lesion.
Peripheral reticular with central hyperpigmentation
In this benign pattern we see typical pigment network at the periphery of lesion with a central dark structureless area.
Peripheral reticular with central hypopigmentation
In this benign pattern we see typical pigment network at the periphery of a lesion with a central light stuctureles area. This is seen very frequently in compound nevi.
This is a benign pattern composed of regular globules
Peripheral reticular with central globules
This is a benign pattern with peripherl reticulation (pigment network) and regular globules in the center
Homogenous brown pattern
This benign pattern is frequently seen in congenital nevi
Homogenous tan pattern
This benign pattern is frequently seen in nevi in redheads
Homogenous blue pattern
This benign pattern is frequently seen in blue nevu
Pattern with peripheral globules / streaks
Peripheral rim of globules pattern
This pattern is currently seen in growing lesions.
Teared globules at the periphery
This pattern is typically seen in Spitz nevi
Peripheral streaks (starburst pattern)
This pattern is typically seen in Spitz / Reed nevi
Two component pattern
This pattern can be seen in a kissing nevus (collision of 2 nevi) or in atypical or malignant lesions. We recommend either follow up or excision of these lesions.
Multi component pattern
A multi component pattern consists of a combination of reticular, globular and homogenous pattern in the same lesion. If the multi component pattern is symmetric throughout the lesion we recommend follow up or excision. It the multicomponent pattern is assymetric, we recommend excision of the lesion.