Giant congenital melanocytic naevi: review of literature

A. Marchesi, F. Leone, L. Sala, R. Gazzola, L. Vaienti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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