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Congenital Nevi

  • Tor Shwayder
  • Samantha L. Schneider
  • Devika Icecreamwala
  • Marla N. Jahnke
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Abstract

Congenital nevi (CN) are benign melanocytic proliferations presenting at birth or soon after and can evolve and progress over time. CN are subdivided based on their size into small lesions (<1.5 cm), medium (1.5–19.9 cm) and large (≥20cm) [1, 2]. The majority of lesions fall into the small or medium categories. The incidence of large CN is approximately 1 in 20,000 people [2].

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    Kinsler VA, O'Hare P, Bulstrode N, et al. Melanoma in congenital melanocytic naevi. Br J Dermatol. 2017;176(5):1131–43.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Shwayder
    • 1
  • Samantha L. Schneider
    • 2
  • Devika Icecreamwala
    • 3
  • Marla N. Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Icecreamwala DermatologyBerkeleyUSA

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