Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevi: A Case Report 154-155
Dr. Sudhanshu ku. Das,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences,
Amalapuram Andhra Pradesh 533201, India.
Congenital melanocytic naevi which are formed by the overgrowth of melanocytes, are present at birth, which are called as bathing trunk, coatÂ¬sleeve or stocking naevi, which are commonly found over the back and the thigh areas . The giant congenital naevi of sizes which are greater than 20 cm are pigmented and are often hairy. The risk of malignant melanoma for the giant naevi is approximately 6% and 50% of the melanomas that develop by the age of two years, and 80% of those that develop by the age of seven years. So, an early removal is recommended The objective of this paper is to present a unique case of giant naevi along with a review of the literature.