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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 45
Number 1, Januar, 2006
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Viktor Lazarević
Clinic of Dermatovenerology Clinical Center
48 dr Zoran Djindjic Street
18000 Niš, Serbia and Montenegro
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Copyright 2006 by Faculty  of Medicine, University of Nis


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