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J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Jan;7(1):154-5. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2012/4832.2693. Epub 2012 Nov 1.

Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: a case report.

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  • 1Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences , Amalapuram Andhra Pradesh 533201, India .

Abstract

Congenital melanocytic naevi which are formed by the overgrowth of melanocytes, are present at birth, which are called as bathing trunk, coat-sleeve or stocking naevi, which are commonly found over the back and the thigh areas . The giant congenital naevi of sizes which are greater than 20 cm are pigmented and are often hairy. The risk of malignant melanoma for the giant naevi is approximately 6% and 50% of the melanomas that develop by the age of two years, and 80% of those that develop by the age of seven years. So, an early removal is recommended The objective of this paper is to present a unique case of giant naevi along with a review of the literature.

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Giant congenital melanocytic naevi (GCMN); Leptomeningeal melanocytosis; Malignant melanoma

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