ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

Large facial congenital melanocytic nevus: a case report

Journal: International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences (Vol.1, No. 4)

Publication Date:

Authors : ;

Page : 576-578

Keywords : Congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN); Giant congenital melanocytic nevus (GCNM); Malignant melanoma;

Source : Downloadexternal Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


Congenital nevi are hyperpigmented macular lesions that are derivatives of the melanoblasts. Crude incidence estimates suggest that approximately 1 in 20 000 are born with a large CMN and 1 in 500 000 are born with a very large (giant) CMN. They occur in less than 1% of the neonates in any site of the body. The giant congenital nevus is greater than 20 cm in size, pigmented and often hairy. We report a classical case of large congenital melanocytic nevus present over face. The case report is being presented because of its rarity. [Int J Res Med Sci 2013; 1(4.000): 576-578]

Last modified: 2013-11-11 15:54:25