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NJBMS - Volume 1, Issue 4, April - June 2011

Pages: 242-243

SPITZ NEVUS IN A CASE OF NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE1 – A CASE REPORT

Author: SRIVATSA PRAKHYA, GEETHA PRAKASH, RAJIB K. GUPTA, RADHIKA NALLIAH

Category: Physiology

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Abstract:

We present here an interesting case report of a patient presenting with Type1 Neurofibromatosis and a Spitz Nevus. A Spitz nevus is a benign nevus of spindle cells, usually pink, brown, or black in color. After an initial period of growth, the majority of Spitz nevi tend to stabilize their growth, reaching a final size smaller than 6 mm in about 95% of patients. The treatment indicated is complete excision to determine the lesion's depth and extension. Despite the fact that the Spitz nevus is a benign lesion, its transformation into a malignant lesion has been reported. Type 1 Neurofibromatosis is a rare genetic condition characterised by the development of multiple small nodules of a benign neural tumor which are neurofibromas, distributed all over the body posing a cosmetic problem to the patient.

Keywords: spitz nevus, neurofibromatosis type1

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