In vivo confocal reflectance microscopy of congenital melanocytic nevi Book Section


Authors: Hashemi, P.; Marghoob, A. A.; Rabinovitz, H. S.; Scope, A.
Editors: Hofmann-Wellenhof, R.; Pellacani, G.; Malvehy, J.; Soyer, H. P.
Article/Chapter Title: In vivo confocal reflectance microscopy of congenital melanocytic nevi
Abstract: The presence of congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) is determined in utero. CMN are neural crest-derived malformations, composed mainly of a benign proliferation of melanocytes. The most common method for the classification of CMN is based upon nevus size. Small CMN are defined as smaller than 1.5 cm in diameter, medium-sized CMN are 1.5–19.9 cm, large CMN are over 20 cm in diameter, and very large (i.e., giant CMN) are over 50 cm in diameter. Rational for the size-based classification is that there is an increased risk of developing melanoma, a larger cosmetic impact and a greater surgical complexity with increasing size of CMN. In addition, large and giant CMN are often intermixed with various other neural crest-derived elements such as neural tissue and may be associated with extra-cutaneous malformations such as neurocutaneous melanocytosis, dandy-walker malformation, and vascular anomalies [1]. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012.
Book Title: Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases
ISBN: 978-3-642-21996-2
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg  
Publication Place: Berlin, Germany
Date Published: 2012-01-01
Start Page: 115
End Page: 131
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_11
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Book Chapter: 11 -- Export Date: 3 March 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Ashfaq A Marghoob
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