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What is a bathing trunk nevus?

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In brief: Congenital Nevus

A bathing trunk nevus is a common term used to describe a giant congenital nevus.
These large moles or birthmarks are present at birth and can cover the entire trunk (like a one piece bathing suit). There is in increased chance of developing melanoma in these lesions compared to smaller moles. These children should be evaluated by a dermatologist.

In brief: Congenital Nevus

A bathing trunk nevus is a common term used to describe a giant congenital nevus.
These large moles or birthmarks are present at birth and can cover the entire trunk (like a one piece bathing suit). There is in increased chance of developing melanoma in these lesions compared to smaller moles. These children should be evaluated by a dermatologist.
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology

In brief: Nevus

A bathing suit or trunk nevus is large , congenital birth mark.
It is a pigmented (dark brown /black) mole located typically on the lower portion of the body where a "bathing suit " would cover . In some cases malignant melanoma can develop so the area should be closely followed by a dermatologist and patient alike

In brief: Nevus

A bathing suit or trunk nevus is large , congenital birth mark.
It is a pigmented (dark brown /black) mole located typically on the lower portion of the body where a "bathing suit " would cover . In some cases malignant melanoma can develop so the area should be closely followed by a dermatologist and patient alike
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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