The Trojan congenital melanocytic naevus: harbinger of childhood melanoma: case report and review of the literature

The Trojan congenital melanocytic naevus: harbinger of childhood melanoma: case report and review... A 17-month-old girl presented with a medium-sized congenital melanocytic naevus on the dorsum of the right foot. Histological examination of the excised specimen revealed a malignant melanoma (Breslow thickness 3.2 mm, Clark level IV) in a compound naevus. Wider excision with a 20-mm margin, according to protocol, followed. No metastases were discovered on complete systemic investigation. The patient remains tumour-free, 5 years later. The clinical dilemma posed by the medium-sized melanocytic naevus, in relation to small and large congenital melanocytic naevi is discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The Trojan congenital melanocytic naevus: harbinger of childhood melanoma: case report and review of the literature

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-006-0054-1
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Abstract

A 17-month-old girl presented with a medium-sized congenital melanocytic naevus on the dorsum of the right foot. Histological examination of the excised specimen revealed a malignant melanoma (Breslow thickness 3.2 mm, Clark level IV) in a compound naevus. Wider excision with a 20-mm margin, according to protocol, followed. No metastases were discovered on complete systemic investigation. The patient remains tumour-free, 5 years later. The clinical dilemma posed by the medium-sized melanocytic naevus, in relation to small and large congenital melanocytic naevi is discussed.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2006

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    Koyama, T; Murakami, M; Nishihara, O; Masuda, T
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    Schneiderman, H; Wu, AY; Campbell, WA; Forouhar, F; Yamase, H; Greenstein, R; Grant-Kels, JM

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