Large congenital melanocytic nevi and the risk for the development of malignant melanoma. A prospective study.

@article{Marghoob1996LargeCM,
  title={Large congenital melanocytic nevi and the risk for the development of malignant melanoma. A prospective study.},
  author={Ashfaq A. Marghoob and S P Schoenbach and Alfred W. Kopf and Seth J Orlow and Robert Nossa and Robert Bart},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={132 2},
  pages={170-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN Patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi have been described to have an increased risk for the development of malignant melanoma (MM). Ninety-two patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi were followed up prospectively for the development of MM. Matched individuals from the general population served as control subjects. RESULTS Ninety-two patients (median age, 3 years) were followed up prospectively for an average of 5.4 years. In three patients (3%), MM… CONTINUE READING

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