Spastic quadriplegia following intradermal use of hydrogen peroxide in the tardive curettage procedure for the treatment of a giant congenital nevus

Andrea Molinelli, Emanuele Cozzani, Martina Burlando, Pierluigi Santi, Aurora Parodi, Francesco Ventura

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Abstract

The possible transformation of a giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN) in malignant melanoma estimated from 0.05% to 40% depend on the size of the lesions. Many are the surgical procedures proposed, including: full or partial-thickness excisions, dermabrasion, curettage in the first weeks of life and laser treatment. The curettage technique has been proposed in the literature for the treatment of GCMN in the first few weeks of life and defined as a relatively atraumatic surgery procedure without general complications. The authors report the first case in the literature of embolization due to use of subcutaneous peroxide infiltration before a tardive curettage procedure in a newborn case of GCMN resulting in spastic quadriplegia with dystonic reaction. Consequently, a lawsuit, due to this medical malpractice, has been opened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-782
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia
Volume155
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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