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Nevi melanocytic congenital

Girish Gulab Meshram, Neeraj Kaur, Kanwaljeet Singh Hura
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN) are a rare occurrence. Gain-of-function mutation in the NRAS gene is found to be associated with GCMN, causing abnormal proliferation of embryonic melanoblasts. The two major complications associated with GCMN are malignant melanoma and neurocutaneous melanosis. Treatment of GCMN has conventionally been surgical. However, the role of NRAS inhibitors and inactivation of nevus tissue by high hydrostatic pressure are being explored. We present a case of a 1-day-old neonate born with GCMN, along with a review of the literature...
January 2018: Case Reports in Dermatology
Georgi Tchernev, Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Ivan Terziev, Yavor Grigorov, Torello Lotti, Uwe Wollina, José Carlos Cardoso, Irina Yungareva, Ilia Lozev, Georgi Konstantinov Maximov
Small pigmented lesions in children can represent a significant diagnostic challenge. If the diagnostic features and therapeutic approach are relatively well established in large and giant nevi, there is still much controversy regarding small and intermediate-sized congenital pigmented lesions that can lead to significant diagnostic challenges, both clinically and dermoscopically, and consequently to difficulty in defining the optimal approach in such cases. Although dermoscopy can be useful in the diagnosis of pigmented lesions, the diversity of clinical and dermoscopic features of pigmented nevi in children usually hinder the differentiation between them and melanoma...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Georgi Tchernev, Gabriela Atanasova Dzhelyatova, Uwe Wollina, Ilia Lozev, Torello Lotti
BACKGROUND: Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are pigmented skin lesions usually present at birth. Rare varieties can develop and become clinically very large. Although they are benign nevomelanocytic neoplasms, all CMN may be precursors of the melanoma, regardless of their size. Individual risk of malignant transformation of melanocyte is determined by simultaneous action of exogenous and endogenous factors. The major exogenous risk factor is ultraviolet radiation. Leading roles among the endogenous factors are attributed to skin phenotype, gene mutation, sex hormones and their significance...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Chuan Gu, Xiu-Xia Wang, Xusong Luo, Fei Liu, Xian-Yu Zhou, Jun Yang, Qun Yang, Xi Wang
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN) are defined as rare pigmented lesions that are believed to form between weeks 9 and 20 of gestation. It is difficult to reconstruct large defects after the removal of the lesions and it has posed a great challenge to the plastic surgeon and dermatologist.Given all those difficulty reconstructing the defects, we try to explore an alternative way to resurfacing the defect after removal of GCMN.Patients with GCMN received single-stage excision. Following the subcutaneous tissue and deep dermis were discarded, epidermis and superficial dermis were harvested as graft substitutes to reconstruct the defects in situ...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Nicolas Macagno, Heather C Etchevers, Nausicaa Malissen, Angélique Rome, Sylvie Hesse, Stéphanie Mallet, Nathalie Degardin, Caroline Gaudy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Heather C Etchevers, Christian Rose, Birgit Kahle, Helmuth Vorbringer, Frédéric Fina, Pauline Heux, Irina Berger, Benjamin Schwarz, Stéphane Zaffran, Nicolas Macagno, Sven Krengel
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi may be symptomatically isolated, or syndromic. Associations with capillary malformations are exceptional, and development of epidermal cysts has not been described. A 71-year old patient with a giant congenital melanocytic nevus of the lower back, buttocks and thighs was asymptomatic except for unexpected hemorrhage during partial surgical excision years before. Blunt trauma at age 64 initiated recurrent, severe pain under the nevus; multiple large epidermal cysts then developed within it...
January 5, 2018: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
Caitlin Porubsky, Jamie K Teer, Yonghong Zhang, Maria Deschaine, Vernon K Sondak, Jane L Messina
Nevus spilus is a melanocytic neoplasm characterized by a tan macular background punctuated by multiple hyperpigmented macules or papules that represent various types of nevi. These include junctional and compound nevi, Spitz nevi, and rarely blue nevi. We report a unique case of widespread, multiple nevi spili giving rise to agminated Spitz nevi and congenital-pattern compound nevi. We performed genetic analysis to further characterize the mutational profile of this rare entity.
February 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Arash Chitsazan, Blake Ferguson, Rehan Villani, Herlina Y Handoko, Pamela Mukhopadhyay, Brian Gabrielli, Wolter J Mooi, H Peter Soyer, Duncan Lambie, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Grant Morahan, Graeme J Walker
Giant congenital nevi are associated with clinical complications such as neurocutaneous melanosis and melanoma. Virtually nothing is known about why some individuals develop these lesions. We previously identified the sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway regulator Cdon as a candidate nevus modifier gene. Here we validate this by studying Cdon knockout mice, and go on to establishment the mechanism by which Shh exacerbates nevogenesis. Cdon knockout mice develop blue nevi without the need for somatic melanocyte oncogenic mutation...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Michiharu Sakamoto, Naoki Morimoto, Chizuru Jinno, Atsushi Mahara, Shuichi Ogino, Shigehiko Suzuki, Kenji Kusumoto, Tetsuji Yamaoka
We report a novel treatment for giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN) that involves the reuse of resected nevus tissue after high hydrostatic pressurization (HHP). However, the remaining melanin pigments in the inactivated nevus tissue pose a problem; therefore, we performed a long-term observation of the color change of inactivated nevus tissue after HHP. Pressurized nevus specimens (200 MPa group, n = 9) and non-pressurized nevus tissues (control group, n = 9) were subcutaneously implanted into nude mice (BALB/c-nu) and then harvested 3, 6, and 12 months later...
2017: PloS One
C A M Eggen, J E Lommerts, E J van Zuuren, J Limpens, S G M A Pasmans, A Wolkerstorfer
Recent studies on congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) indicate a lower risk for melanoma than assumed for many years. As a result, the treatment paradigm in CMN shifted from complete removal to cosmetically acceptable, less invasive treatment options such as laser treatment. Our objective was to systematically review the efficacy and safety of laser therapy for CMN. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and PubMed. We rated the quality of evidence with the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach...
October 27, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
Maria C Garrido, Lidia Maroñas-Jiménez, Carlos Morales-Raya, Yolanda Ruano, Jose L Rodriguez-Peralto
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are benign melanocytic proliferations that are usually present at birth. A somatic mosaicism for an NRAS point mutation is responsible for the several phenotypic abnormalities that may be associated with congenital nevi. We report the case of a 7-year-old boy with a proliferative nodule (PN) arising in a Giant CMN completely excised and with several visceral and intraspinal melanoma metastases with no evidence of primary cutaneous melanoma. The careful analysis of the clinical, morphologic, and molecular features allowed the distinction of between the benign PN (BPN) and the melanoma...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Moon Ki Lee, Seong Oh Park, Tae Hyun Choi
BACKGROUND: Serial tissue expansion is performed to remove giant congenital melanocytic nevi. However, there have been no studies comparing the expansion rate between the subsequent and preceding expansions. In this study, we analyzed the rate of expansion in accordance with the number of surgeries, expander location, expander size, and sex. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in pediatric patients who underwent tissue expansion for giant congenital melanocytic nevi...
November 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Maria Elinor Grace Sison, Eileen Cubillan, Bernard U Tansipek
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are nevi that are present at birth or arise within the first few weeks of life. They are often found on the trunk, head and neck and extremities. We report herein an unusual presentation of a CMN as a cerebriform tumour presenting as secondary cutis verticis gyrata on the scalp of an 18-year-old Filipino male.
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Na Hee Kim, Yoo Duk Choi, Hyun Ju Seon, Jee-Bum Lee, Sook Jung Yun
BACKGROUND: The clinicopathologic features of benign acral melanocytic neoplasms (BAMNs) remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To define the clinicopathologic features of BAMNs. METHODS: We analyzed clinical data and mapped BAMNs anatomically. We also reviewed the histopathologic features of BAMNs and compared these between adults and children. RESULTS: We included 396 cases of BAMN: 335 adults and 61 children (376 acquired and 20 congenital lesions)...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Lais de Abreu Mutti, Marta Regina Machado Mascarenhas, João Marcos Goes de Paiva, Ronaldo Golcman, Mauro Yoshiaki Enokihara, Benjamin Golcman
Although giant congenital melanocytic nevus is a rare lesion, it causes significant deformity and carries a risk of malignant degeneration. Different surgical techniques for the lesion removal are described, including serial resection, resection with skin grafting, and resection and coverage with expanded skin flap (skin expanders). The aim of this study is to report the author's 40 years of experience with cases requiring at least 4 serial excisions to complete the treatment. Serial resection is an effective, safe, and simple technique that requires a lot of patience...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Ana Almodovar-Real, Alejandro Molina-Leyva, Jose Aneiros-Fernandez, Miguel Antonio Diaz-Martinez
Proliferative nodules can occasionally arise on congenital and acquired melanocytic nevi. At first sight their clinical and pathologic features cause alert to both dermatologist and dermatopathologist. However, proliferative nodules are typically benign, regression is common and there is minimum risk of malignization. We present a new case of proliferative nodule in melanocytic nevi with features of deep penetrating nevus.
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Ana Carolina Leite Viana, Eugênio Marcos Andrade Goulart, Bernardo Gontijo, Flávia Vasques Bittencourt
Background: Large congenital melanocytic nevus (LCMN) is considered a risk factor for melanoma, although the magnitude of this risk is controversial. Objective: To evaluate the risk of melanoma development in patients with LCMN seen at a dermatology referral center in Brazil during a twelve-year period. To the best of our knowledge, there are no published similar studies on large congenital melanocytic nevus in South America. Methods: Our prospective cohort included only patients with congenital nevi ≥20cm...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Christopher R Maguire, Ryan Livingston, Gael E Phillips, Roy M Kimble
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the risk of early malignant transformation in infants with giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GN) and demonstrate the potential for earlier intervention with aggressive surgery. We describe the case of a child born with a GN who developed a metastatic melanoma early in life, despite early commencement of resection of the nevus. This is contrasted against a second case of a child in which a more radical management was conducted. Despite early commencement of serial resection of the GN, the first child in this series died of metastatic melanoma prior to complete excision of the nevus...
July 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
C Stefanaki, L Chardalias, E Soura, A Katsarou, A Stratigos
Paediatric melanoma, although rare, is the most common skin cancer in children. Our current knowledge on paediatric melanoma incidence trends is expanding, as several studies have addressed this issue with conflicting results. Known risk factors for paediatric melanoma include family history of melanoma, a previous history of malignancy, large congenital nevi, numerous melanocytic nevi, sunburns, increased UV exposure and a sun-sensitive phenotype. In younger children, melanoma more often presents with atypical features, such as a changing, amelanotic or uniformly coloured, often bleeding lesion, not fulfilling in most cases the conventional ABCDE criteria...
October 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Tengxiao Ma, Ke Fan, Lei Li, Feng Xie, Hao Li, Haiyan Chou, Zhengwen Zhang
The aim of our study was to use tissue expansion for the treatment of giant congenital melanocytic nevi of the upper extremity and examine potential advantages over traditional techniques.There were 3 stages in the treatment of giant congenital melanocytic nevi of the upper extremities using tissue expansion: first, the expander was inserted into the subcutaneous pocket; second, the expander was removed, lesions were excised, and the wound of the upper extremity was placed into the pocket to delay healing; third, the residual lesion was excised and the pedicle was removed...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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