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Periocular congenital melanocytic nevi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3772689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Large congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are cutaneous malformations of neural crest origin that have a notorious reputation because of their reported propensity to undergo malignant degeneration. Traditionally, complete surgical excision has been advocated based on the premise that large CMN are a precursor to melanoma. Two cases of large periocular CMN are reported to emphasize the importance of distinguishing them from other congenital skin lesions. Data from the literature support the contention that these pigmented skin lesions spawn malignancies and that prophylactic therapy may be indicated.
Authors:
C E Margo; I M Rabinowicz; M B Habal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    1986 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-12     Completed Date:  1986-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Infant
Melanocytes / pathology*
Nevus, Pigmented / congenital*,  parasitology,  surgery
Skin Neoplasms / congenital*,  pathology,  surgery

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