Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [April 2018]

In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses melanoma that arise within pre-existing congenital naevi.

The risk of melanoma arising out of large congenital naevi in a person’s lifetime is 1 in 10. The risk in intermediate congenital naevi is 1 in 200 and the risk in small congenital naevi is 1 in 200,000. Thus, the risk increases with the size of the naevus.

But, in everyday experience, we diagnose more melanomas that have arisen from small congenital naevi than from intermediate or large ones. This is because small congential naevi are much more frequently seen in practice, so we are more likely to encounter melanomas in these patients.

In the video below, Giuseppe discusses which patients are most at risk, and explains why the statistics do not really align with what we see in real life.


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