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Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: a case report.
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PMID:  23450701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Sudhanshu Ku Das; Amarendra M; Monalisa Subudhi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2249-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Diagn Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  2013-03-04     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101488993     Medline TA:  J Clin Diagn Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences , Amalapuram Andhra Pradesh 533201, India .
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