Congenital melanocytic nevus of the oral mucosa

D. Yun, S. L. Stein

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Congenital melanocytic nevus of the oral mucosa is a rarely described lesion in the literature. We describe the case of an African American infant presenting with a pigmented lesion on the mandibular gingiva noted at 2-3 months of age. This report also highlights the difficulty in applying histopathologic criteria of congenital melanocytic nevi to oral mucosal lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010


  • Congenital
  • Melanocytic nevus
  • Mouth mucosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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