Giant Congenital Melanocytic Naevi: review of literature

  • A. Marchesi Università degli Studi di Milano – i.r.C.C.S. Policlinico San donato, Milano, Italy.
  • F. Leone Università degli Studi di Milano – i.r.C.C.S. Policlinico San donato, Milano, Italy.
  • L. Sala Università degli Studi di Milano – i.r.C.C.S. Policlinico San donato, Milano, Italy.
  • R. Gazzola Università degli Studi di Milano – i.r.C.C.S. Policlinico San donato, Milano, Italy.
  • L. Vaienti | luca.vaienti@unimi.it Università degli Studi di Milano – i.r.C.C.S. Policlinico San donato, Milano, Italy.

Abstract

giant congenital pigmented naevi is a great reconstructive challenge for the pediatric and plastic surgeons. due to the increased risk of malignant transformation in such lesions, many procedures have been used to remove giant congenital naevi like dermoabrasion, laser treatment or surgical excision combined with reconstruction through skin expansion or skin grafting; among these, only a complete excision can offer an efficacious treatment. in our centre we use the “tissue expansion” technique in order to achieve a sufficient quantity of normal skin to perform a both staged and radical excision of these giant lesions.

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2012-04-30
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Keywords:
Congenital naevi, giant neavi, tissue expansion, non surgical treatment
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Marchesi, A., Leone, F., Sala, L., Gazzola, R., & Vaienti, L. (2012). Giant Congenital Melanocytic Naevi: review of literature. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2012.3