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June 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(6):918-919. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550180132033

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Nevus Unius Lateris: Treatment by Dermabrasion: Presented by Dr. Melvin L. Grais, San Jose.

A 7-month-old Argentinian girl, whose nevus appeared 15 to 20 days after birth, had a trial patch on the right chest treated by dermabrasion on June 13, 1956.


Dr. S. William Levy: About one year ago at the University of California, we planed a young girl; I believe she was about 9 or 10 years old. She had small areas of nevus unius lateris on her face and neck. This young girl was followed, and for a period of months the areas treated faded, but we were disappointed to find that the original nevus recurred after several months of observation. In one additional case I planed a quarter-sized area of an epidermal nevus, and this too recurred. At the present time my feeling is that skin planing is not the ideal method of

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