Congenital melanocytic nevi

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dc.contributor.author Tannous, Zeina S.
dc.contributor.author Mihm, Martin C.
dc.contributor.author Sober, Arthur J.
dc.contributor.author Duncan, Lyn M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-08T07:58:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-08T07:58:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-11-08
dc.identifier.issn 2352-5126 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6535
dc.description.abstract Congenital melanocytic nevi occur in approximately 1% of newborns and are usually classified according to their size. Giant congenital melanocytic nevi are most simply defined as melanocytic nevi that are greater than 20 cm in largest dimension; whereas small congenital nevi are defined as melanocytic nevi less that 1.5 cm in largest dimension. Congenital nevi can exhibit distinctive histologic features that can help in differentiating them from common acquired nevi. Giant congenital melanocytic nevi are associated with an increased risk of the development of melanoma. On the other hand, there is evidence of an increased melanoma risk in patients with small congenital nevi. Nevertheless, the risk of malignant transformation in small congenital nevi and the lifetime melanoma risk in patients with small congenital nevi remain controversial. In large part due to inconsistency in the reported literature describing patients with congenital melanocytic nevi, the risk of melanoma in these patients remains unclear and consistent guidelines for clinical management do not exist. We review the literature and comment on the course of management for these patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pigmented Lesion Clinic. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Congenital melanocytic nevi en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle clinical and histopathologic features, risk of melanoma, and clinical management en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100706 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology en_US
dc.journal.volume 52 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 197-203 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2004.07.020 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tannous, Z. S., Mihm, M. C., Sober, A. J., & Duncan, L. M. (2005). Congenital melanocytic nevi: clinical and histopathologic features, risk of melanoma, and clinical management. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 52(2), 197-203. en_US
dc.author.email zeina.tannous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190962204019309 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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