Giant Congenital Nevi

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Giant Congenital Nevi

A congenital giant nevus is a dark-colored, often hairy patch of skin that is present at birth. It is usually smaller in infants and children, but continues to grow with the child. A giant pigmented nevus is usually larger than 20cm in diameter once it stops growing. They are often found on the buttocks, which is known as "bathing trunk" nevi. Skin cancer (such as malignant melanoma and other types) may develop in up to 15% (1 out of 6) of people with larger or giant nevi, often in childhood. The risk is higher for larger or giant congenital nevi located on the back or abdomen.
 

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The terms "Giant Congenital Nevi" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multiple giant congenital melanocytic nevi with central nervous system melanosis.
 

Author(s): S R Ahuja, S Karande, M V Kulkarni

Journal: Neurol India. 2003 Dec;51(4):541-3.

 

A case of multiple giant congenital melanocytic naevi in whom central nervous system melanosis was detected at 6 weeks of age is described. The infant was asymptomatic, but presence of risk factors such as multiple naevi, giant naevi and naevi on scalp and posterior axial location ...

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2004

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[Neonatal curettage of giant congenital nevi].
 

Author(s): J L Michel, V Laborde-Milaa Roux, Y Chavrier, V Roux, H Metafiot, F Chalencon, F Cambazard

Journal: Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2000 Jan;127(1):23-8.

 

All agree upon the need for early treatment of giant congenital nevi, basically because of the risk of melanoma degeneration, estimated at about 5 p. 100. Another reason is the cosmetic, psychological and social impact of such nevi. The aim of this study was to assess neonatal curettage ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2000

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[Management of giant congenital nevi].
 

Author(s): R Ruiz-Maldonado

Journal: Ann Dermatol Venereol. 1999 Nov;126(11):792-4.

 

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2000

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Phase I Study for Autologous Dermal Substitutes and Dermo-epidermal Skin Substitutes for Treatment of Skin Defects
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Burn Injury; Soft Tissue Injury; Skin Necrosis; Scars; Congenital Giant Nevus; Skin Tumors

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014

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