congenital nevus

con·gen·i·tal ne·vus

a melanocytic nevus that is visible at birth, is often larger than an acquired nevus, and more frequently involves deeper structures. Congenital nevus larger than 20.0 cm in diameter, termed giant congenital nevi, have a 6-12% lifetime risk of developing melanoma.
See also: bathing trunks nevus.

con·gen·i·tal ne·vus

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl nē'vŭs)
A melanocytic nevus that is visible at birth, is often larger than an acquired nevus, and more frequently involves deeper structures.
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Yosipovitch G, Feinmesser M, Mutalik S: Poliosis associated with a giant congenital nevus.
Pseudomelanoma following laser therapy for congenital nevus.
A third type, the congenital nevus, is one that was present at birth, is completely elevated, has separate borders, but has stippled pigmentation (dots of darker color scattered throughout).
Abys was born in Puerto Rico with hairy congenital nevus, a rare condition that causes dense hair to sprout between her eyes, over her nose and over more than half her face, puckering one eye.
These advanced dressings offer higher healing rates and are presently used for chronic and acute wounds, burns, epidermal bullosa, congenital nevus, skin reconstruction, and plastic surgery.
18) A similar, but even more dramatic, situation arises when analyzing acral congenital nevus shortly after birth: Proliferation of individual melanocytes is clearly greater than proliferation in a nest.
The result of the surgeries was the complete removal of the congenital nevus from Naomi's arm and the start of a whole new life for Naomi and her anxious parents.

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