No clear consensus exists for the management of Spitz nevi (SNs) or atypical Spitz tumors (ASTs), particularly in the pediatric population. Some dermatologists recommend the removal of all suspected Spitz tumors in children, whereas others perform partial biopsy or monitor clinically.1
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Amy T. Metzger, MD, Department of Dermatology, Tulane University, 1430 Tulane Ave, Ste 8036, New Orleans, LA 70112 (email@example.com).
Accepted for Publication: April 4, 2013.
Published Online: September 11, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4947.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition of data: Metzger.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Metzger, Kane.
Drafting of the manuscript: Metzger, Kane.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Kane, Bayliss.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Kane.
Study supervision: Kane, Bayliss.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank the plastic surgeons and dermatologists who took time out of their busy schedules to complete the survey.