Indications for excision of nevi and melanoma diagnosed in a pediatric surgical unit.

@article{Zangari2007IndicationsFE,
  title={Indications for excision of nevi and melanoma diagnosed in a pediatric surgical unit.},
  author={Andrea Zangari and Maria Luisa Bernardini and Rosella Tallarico and Michele Ilari and Mirella Giangiacomi and Anna Maria Offidani and Ascanio Martino},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1412-6}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Childhood melanoma is rare but increasing in incidence. Its management relies on early diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to discuss surgical indications of nevi and diagnosis of melanoma in a pediatric surgical unit. METHODS Data relative to the patients who underwent removal of nevi in our pediatric surgical unit from 1999 to 2005 were reviewed to identify indications, histology, and melanoma occurrence. RESULTS The most frequent indication was atypical nevus… CONTINUE READING

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