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Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi and the Risk for the Development of Malignant Melanoma:  A Prospective Study

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD; Sandra P. Schoenbach; Alfred W. Kopf, MD; Seth J. Orlow, MD, PhD; Robert Nossa; Robert S. Bart, MD
Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(2):170-175. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890260072011.
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Background and Design:  Patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi have been described to have an increased risk for the development of malignant melanoma (MM). Ninety-two patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi were followed up prospectively for the development of MM. Matched individuals from the general population served as control subjects.

Results:  Ninety-two patients (median age, 3 years) were followed up prospectively for an average of 5.4 years. In three patients (3%), MM developed in extracutaneous sites. The cumulative 5-year life-table risk for the development of MM was calculated to be 4.5% (95% confidence interval, 0% to 9.3%). In individuals in the general US population, matched for age, sex, and length of follow-up to the 92 study patients, 0.013 would be expected to develop MM. The standardized morbidity ratio (adjusted relative risk) was calculated to be 239, which was highly significant (P<.001).

Conclusions:  Patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi are at a significantly increased risk for the development of MM and should be kept under continuous surveillance for the development of cutaneous as well as noncutaneous primary MM.(Arch Dermatol. 1996;132:170-175)

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