Giant Nevus

What is it?

It is a melanocytic nevus with diameter of 20 cm in adult patients. The respective dimension in infants is 6-8 cm. It should be excised not only because of cosmetic reasons but also because there is a 6% possibility for it to convert to malignant melanoma during childhood.

The procedure

Surgical treatment is strongly indicated. The excision is performed in multiple stages with or without expanders depending on its dimension and the anatomic region.

Age

Post – infancy.

Anesthesia

General.

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