Congenital nevocytic nevi and malignant melanomas.

  title={Congenital nevocytic nevi and malignant melanomas.},
  author={Alfred W. Kopf and Robert Bart and Patrick T. Hennessey},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={1 2},
The subject of the relationship between congenital nevocytic nevi and malignant melanomas has many controversial aspects. Data are insufficient to come to firm conclusions concerning how often melanomas supervene in such nevi and to determine the prognosis of those melanomas. What data are available indicate that malignant melanomas develop in a substantial percentage of large (giant) nevocytic nevi. This lends support to those who recommend surgical excision of such large lesions, when… CONTINUE READING

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