Melanomas Arising in Large Congenital Nevocytic Nevi: A Prospective Study
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2008
Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 151–158, August 1988
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Gari, L. M., Rivers, J. K. and Kopf, A. W. (1988), Melanomas Arising in Large Congenital Nevocytic Nevi: A Prospective Study. Pediatric Dermatology, 5: 151–158. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1988.tb01161.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 20 MAR 2008
Abstract: In 1979 a registry of large (20 cm or more in diameter) congenital nevocytic nevi was established at the NYU Medical Center. To date. 56 patients have been entered. Seven were lost to follow-up. An additional two patients had melanoma on entry into the study and were therefore excluded from the results of prospectively following such patients for the development of melanoma. Thus, this report concerns 47 individuals who were followed prospectively fora mean of 53 months, only 1 of whom developed melanoma. This was a 2-month-oId girl at entry into the study who subsequently developed Tou-raine's syndrome. She eventually developed a primary melanoma in the central nervous system and died of metastatic disease at the age of 21 months.