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Iris Nevus Syndrome
Many skin cancers: Basal cell nevus syndrome is a rare condition characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas. These can be large, aggressive and in atypical locations which are not areas of sun exposure. Regular monitoring is essential by a dermatologist or mohs surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Close monitoring: Dysplastic nevus syndrome is a condition in which the person has many (often 100's) atypical moles. With the syndrome, one has a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma, which is a high risk skin cancer. For this reason, frequent and close monitoring with self skin checks and routinely by a dermatologist is a must. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you have basal cell nevus syndrome, does that prevent you from joining the military?
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symptom: broad nose: The hallmark of this disorder is the appearance of a type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma at or around puberty. Symptoms include: •broad nose •cleft palate •heavy, protruding brow •jaw that sticks out (in some cases) •wide-set eyes the condition may affect the nervous system and lead to: •blindness •deafness •intellectual disability •seizures. ...Read more
I have dysplastic nevi syndrome, i had 2 very similar moles shave biopsied. How is it that one came back as a sun spot , one needed reexcision was mod?
Microscopic exam: Is different. A sun spot or solar lentigo shows the basal layer of skin cells having increased amount of pigment within them. A nevus is a proliferation of melanocytes (the cells that make pigment). Most dermatologists re-excise for moderate dysplasia or above to be sure not to miss any cells that could transform into melanoma (if they believe in the dysplastic nevus/melanoma sequence). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How early should children ages 10-15 see a dermatologist, is that too young? I have dysplastic nevi syndrome and two of my kids have many moles.
FAMMM: Your condition is also called familial atypical multiple mole- melanoma. Screening for melanoma in fammm kindreds should begin at age 10 with a baseline total body skin examination including scalp, eyes, oral mucosa, genital area, and nail, as family members may develop melanoma in their early teens. ...Read more
I have pigmentary dispersion syndrome and iop is controlled with xalatan, 30 male. Does driving fast in a car worsen iris pigmentation? Thank you.
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