Larger nevus contains 1-3 mm dots of dark brown pigmentation (may be elevated)
Diameter ranges from 1-20 cm
Malignant transformation is uncommon but can occur
Size of lesion directs management - follow the same protocols for Congenital Nevus based on size below
Observe and biopsy or excise lesions if atypical
Habif (2003) Clinical Dermatology, 4th ed.. Mosby, p. 773-813
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