The Baykal phenomenon: large congenital melanocytic nevi involving the breast tend to spare the nipple and areola.

  • Rudolph Happle
  • Published 2016 in
    Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology…


Editor Recently, a most interesting report on large melanocytic nevi (LCMNs) was published by Can Baykal and co-workers from Istanbul. In eight individuals affected with a LCMN involving the breast, they noted that the nipple and areola were spared, giving rise to the appearance of circular light-colored islands surrounded by the dark-brown or black color… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jdv.13493

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