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Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii
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5/2021
vol. 38
 
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Letter to the Editor

A case of two foci of primary melanoma with metastasis to the skin in giant congenital melanocytic nevi

Marta Fijałkowska
1
,
Dariusz Nejc
2
,
Bogusław Antoszewski
2

1.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Second Chair of Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
2.
Department of Surgical Oncology, Chair of Oncology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Adv Dermatol Allergol 2021; XXXVIII (5): 901-902
Online publish date: 2021/11/05
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Congenital melanocytic nevi are moles that are present at birth or arise within the first weeks of life [1]. They vary in size, from small, medium to very large or giant ones (more than 20 cm in diameter) [1, 2]. Giant congenital melanocytic nevi occur in approximately 1 in 20 000–50 000 newborns [3]. It is established in the literature that patients with giant melanocytic nevus have an elevated risk of developing melanoma, which ranges from 2% to 42% in the literature [1–3]. To date, no universal guidelines to treat giant melanocytic nevi have been given [3].
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