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[Melanoma on congenital nevus. Malignant differentiation after radiotherapy?].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
4
Pages
250–252
Identifiers
PMID: 12053692
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Giant congenital nevi involve an approximately 5% risk of malignant transformation. We report about a 27-year-old patient who developed malignant melanoma after radiation of a large congenital nevus of the foot which was initially misinterpreted as a trophic disorder. The mechanisms and probability of malignant transformation and prophylactic therapy of large vs small congenital nevi are discussed.

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