Posts Tagged ‘grain de beauté’

Recurrence of Melanocytic Naevi (Mole) is low after biopsy

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Low rates of clinical recurrence after biopsy of benign to moderately dysplastic melanocytic nevi (DN). Goodson AG, Florell SR, Boucher KM, Grossman D. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Apr;62(4):591-6. Epub 2009 Dec 16. Clinical fear of melanoma leads to complete excision of dysplastic naevi (DN) when biopsy reveals postive margins. However this study opens the […]

Common moles present at birth…and acquired (melanocytic naevus) and prevention of melanoma

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (Naevus)(CMN) These are melanocytic naevi (nevi) (“moles”) which are present at birth. The melanocytic naevi vary greatly in size but can exceed 20cm of diameter. They are generally located on the trunk. They can develop into cancers (melanoma). Therefore, they should be excised if it is possible, although for esthetic reasons, it […]

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