Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: 40 years of experience with the serial excision technique

Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: 40 years of experience with the serial excision technique

Author Mutti, Lais de Abreu Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Machado Mascarenhas, Marta Regina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Goes de Paiva, Joao Marcos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Golcman, Ronaldo Google Scholar
Enokihara, Mauro Yoshiaki Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Golcman, Benjamin Google Scholar
Abstract 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. Treatment often results in a single linear scar, requires no donor sites, nor large flaps. It is not subject to potencial complications of expanders and avoid aesthetic deformities depending on the location.
Keywords Cutaneous neoplasias
Nevi and melanomas
Pigmented nevus
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Rio De Janeiro Rj
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Anais Brasileiros De Dermatologia. Rio De Janeiro Rj, v. 92, n. 2, p. 253-256, 2017.
ISSN 0365-0596 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Soc Brasileira Dermatologia
Extent 253-256
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20174885
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000401984800021
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/54961

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