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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 286-289

Unilateral nevus of ota with bilateral nevus of Ito and palatal lesion: A case report with a proposed clinical modification of tanino's classification


Consultant Dermatologist, Ismile, Asansol, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Amiya Kumar Mukhopadhyay
"Pranab", Ismile (Near Dharmaraj Mandir), Asansol - 713 301, Burdwan, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.113943

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Nevus of Ota and nevus of Ito are rare dermal melanocytoses. Nevus of Ota may be very rarely associated with the nevus of Ito and other extra cutaneous features. Both nevi are similar in all respect apart from the area of distribution. Bilateral distribution of nevus of Ito is seldom reported in the literature. A 24-year-old male patient reported with nevus of Ota of the right side of his face since his infancy and nevus of Ito on both shoulder regions since early childhood. He had bluish lesions on the right side of his hard palate. Systemic examination was normal. Relevant laboratory investigations were non contributory. The histopathological examination of the skin from the affected areas showed the presence of elongated dendritic dermal melanocytes. The present case is the first report of an association of bilateral nevus of Ito with nevus of Ota and palatal lesions. Tanino classified Nevus of Ota into four groups. As both the nevi are similar in all respect except the area of distribution, a minor modification of the existing Tanino's classification to incorporate the nevus of Ito into the classification for the Ota's nevus may be appropriate.


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