Acta Medica Medianae
Copyright 2006 by Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis
GIANT CONGENITAL NEVUS – CASE REPORT
Viktor Lazarevic, Jelica Tiodorovic, Danica Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, Aleksandar Jankovic, Danijela Popovic and Ivana Binic
Clinic of Dermatovenerology Clinical Center of Nis
Congenital nevomelanocitic nevi (CN) are benign melanocitic proliferations present at birth. The incidence of giant CN is 0,002% in the newborns. The paper presents the case of a 20-year old female with giant CN on the skin of the right hand. Dermoscopy is very useful in differential diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions. Dermoscopic characteristics of CN are the presence of uniform globules - the "pebble stone" pattern. Giant CN overtaking more than 5% of the skin has an increased risk of malignant melanoma. Possible therapy modalities for CN are: excision with grafts, dermabrasion, curettage and laser. Periodical check-ups are necessary. Acta Medica Medianae 2006;45(1):83–85.
Key words: congenital nevus, dermoscopy