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A 28-year-old female asked:

Mole on right upper back, a dermtech tested positive for linc00518. then, i had the atypical nevus punch-excised. pathology: moderate cytologic atypia. border is not clean; the nevus cells extend to one lateral margin of the section. re-excise or no?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Atypical nevi borde: I would consider re-xcising with wider margin to get a clean margin. Discuss with your dermatologist or get second opinion .
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Re-excise: Agree with Dr. Gliksman, need to re-excise to ensure complete removal. Have all tissues sent to a pathologist for examination.

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