Congenital melanocytic nevus with surgical scar.

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Cutrone M. 2011. Congenital melanocytic nevus with surgical scar. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 21 (4): 243.


Cutrone M.
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Case report. A child aged 14 months, eldest son, born by Cesarean section at 38 weeks, was first observed during a monitoring program of congenital melanocytic nevi.
The physical examination showed a 4 cm in diameter congenital melanocytic nevus, equipped with darker and thicker hair.
In the center of the nevus there was a white line, curve with the concavity facing forward and upward, of about 2 cm (Fig. 1).
A supplement of history told us that the child at birth presented a bleeding linear wound in the same site.
Dermoscopy examination (Fig. 2) showed a whitish scar without follicular openings.
These findings led to the final diagnosis of linear, scalpel-induced scar on congenital melanocytic nevus. Monitoring of the nevus was programmed.


Congenital melanocytic nevus, Surgical scar