Prepubertal melanoma arising within a medium-sized congenital melanocytic nevus Journal Article


Authors: Lalor, L.; Busam, K.; Shah, K.
Article Title: Prepubertal melanoma arising within a medium-sized congenital melanocytic nevus
Abstract: We report the case of an 8-year-old child who developed a 9.4-mm-deep melanoma within a medium-sized congenital melanocytic nevus on the scalp. Genetic analysis revealed an activating NRAS Q61R mutation within the melanoma, which is more commonly associated with large or giant congenital melanocytic nevi. This case demonstrates that even a “low-risk” congenital melanocytic nevus at a “low-risk” age must be monitored regularly for the development of malignancy. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal Title: Pediatric Dermatology
Volume: 33
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0736-8046
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications  
Date Published: 2016-11-01
Start Page: e372
End Page: e374
Language: English
DOI: 10.1111/pde.12961
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 27573553
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 6 December 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Klaus J Busam
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