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When should you remove a congenital nevus?
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
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In brief: Change in Nevus
The majority of congenital nevi are benign and do not require removal.
A change in the size, shape, symmetry, color, or ulceration should be evaluated by a dermatologist as soon as possible. Further evaluation with dermoscopy or confocal microscopy may provide additional information for the decision to remove the nevus to determine the presence of malignant melanoma.

In brief: Change in Nevus
The majority of congenital nevi are benign and do not require removal.
A change in the size, shape, symmetry, color, or ulceration should be evaluated by a dermatologist as soon as possible. Further evaluation with dermoscopy or confocal microscopy may provide additional information for the decision to remove the nevus to determine the presence of malignant melanoma.
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