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Neurocutaneous melanosis with transposition of the great arteries and renal agenesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12869156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) is rare and is characterized by the proliferation of melanocytes in the central nervous system. A 6-day-old infant boy was referred to our department with giant congenital melanocytic nevi and convulsions. On physical examination the patient had a giant black-brown pigmented nevus covering his face, neck, scalp, shoulders, back, chest, and abdomen. Numerous satellite lesions were noted on the face, neck, and upper extremities. In the right bulbar conjunctiva, a brown plaque was present. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed hyperintense areas in the brain on short repetition time/short echo time sequences, compatible with intraparenchymal melanin deposits. No leptomeningeal abnormality was seen. Further investigation also revealed agenesis of the right kidney and transposition of the great arteries. Transposition of the great arteries, which has never been reported in NCM, may be an incidental finding. We present a case of NCM associated with agenesis of the right kidney and transposition of the great arteries.
Authors:
Nilgün Köksal; Yusuf Bayram; Işik Murat; Murat Doğru; Ozlem Bostan; Betül Sevinir; Zeynep Yazici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-18     Completed Date:  2003-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  332-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Uludağ University, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey. nilgunk@superonline.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Kidney / abnormalities*
Male
Melanosis / congenital,  diagnosis*
Neurocutaneous Syndromes / congenital,  diagnosis*
Transposition of Great Vessels / diagnosis*

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