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Spring 2005, Vol. 13 No. 1

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2005) 13, 21-24


Pearls in Dermatology

How I manage melanocytic naevi

WWK King 金永強

Abstract
Despite advances in laser surgery and intense pulsed light therapy, majority of the pigmented melanocytic naevi are successfully treated by surgical excision with minimal scar formation. Surgical excision is preferred for most melanocytic naevi occurring in Caucasians and acral naevi occurring in Asians. Laser surgery/intense pulse light therapy can be attempted in selected small and superficial naevi with surgical excision reserved for persisting and recurrent naevi.