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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2010;17(1):147-151.
Published online May 1, 2010.
A Case of Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevi in a Neonate.
Seo Eun Cho, Lim Choi, Kyu Hee Park, Jang Hoon Lee, Byung Min Choi, Young Sook Hong, Kee Hwan Yoo, Joo Won Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. yshong23@hanmail.net
신생아에서 발생한 거대 선천성 멜라닌세포 모반 1례
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Abstract
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi are very rare, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 20,000 live births. They have a high risk of malignant melanoma transformation and neurological deficits such as neurocutaneous melanocytosis and epilepsy. Early evaluation, surgical intervention and careful long term follow up are recommended to monitor for malignant transformation. We report one case of giant congenital melanocytic nevi diagnosed at birth with the related literatures.
Key Words: Nevus, Pigmented, Melanoma


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