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Congenital Nevi: Giant Melanocytic Nevus


Defining Characteristics

Present at birth or within first year of life; important to monitor changes in size/color/symmetry

Disease Development

Relative risk for melanoma depends on size of CN

Potential Causes

N-ras mutations

Conventional Treatment

Prophylactic removal during teen years; staged surgical removals if large


Need to talk to parents about how size of congenital nevi can affect risk for development of MM; surgical options (staged removals, grafting); monitor CHANGES in lesion