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Neurocutaneous Melanosis in Association with Proliferative Skin Nodules

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  • Antonio Taboada-Suárez M.D.,

    1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
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  • Beatriz Brea-García M.D.,

    1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
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  • José Manuel Suárez-Peñaranda M.D.,

    1. Pathology Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
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  • Ivan Couto-González M.D.

    1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
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Address correspondence to Antonio Taboada-Suárez, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Hospital General Básico de Conxo, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, C/Ramón Baltar S/N, Z.C.: 15706, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain, or e-mail: atsuarez1@hotmail.com.

Abstract

Abstract:  We report the case of a 15-year-old boy with giant congenital melanocytic nevi on his back, buttocks, and rear of the two proximal thirds of his thighs, and neurocutaneous melanosis, diagnosed when he was 3 years old. Three melanocytic nodules were present in the giant nevi that were suspected to have malignant degeneration. A biopsy of these nodules was carried out, and histological study revealed benign proliferative melanocytic nodules within the giant congenital melanocytic nevi.

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