neurocutaneous melanosis


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neu·ro·cu·ta·ne·ous mel·a·no·sis

[MIM*249400]
cutaneous giant pigmented nevi associated with melanosis of the leptomeninges; melanomas may develop in the skin or meninges.

neurocutaneous melanosis

A rare disorder marked by the presence of multiple or large pigmented nevi on the skin and in the leptomeninges of the central nervous system.
See also: melanosis
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Neurocutaneous melanosis: definition and review of the literature.
What was less appreciated in the past was the incidence of neurocutaneous melanosis in children with large congenital nevi.
Large congenital melanocytic nevi with multiple small satellite lesions carry higher risk for neurocutaneous melanosis, as well as melanoma.