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European Journal of Dermatology


Giant congenital melanocytic nevus associated with cerebellar astrocytoma Volume 28, numéro 2, March-April 2018


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Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) result from the benign proliferation of melanocytic (nevus) cells in the epidermis, dermis, or other tissues [1]. Small lesions are most often inconsequential, however, giant CMN (GCMN) that have, or are predicted to attain, a diameter of at least 20 cm in adulthood can have a significant psychosocial impact on the patient due to its disfiguring appearance, and also have the potential to progress to neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) and/or malignant melanoma (MM) [2]. [...]