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Birth mark, hairy nevus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi my son has a birth mark - hairy nevus on his forehead covering almost 40% of his left forehead, we are thinking of doing plastic surgery using tissue expander. He is 2.5 years. Doctor suggeste self expander, and said in weeks there should be enough expansion for the replacement. Please advise if this is feasible or not . Thanks
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   i am
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   I have gone thru your query and will guide you
User :   I'm wondering if you've got my query ?
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   well i would to inform you
Doctor :   that yes surgery is the main stray of treatment
User :   ok
User :   is 2.5 years okay ?
Doctor :   and we do so because we want to rule out any possibility for a malignant change
User :   ok
User :   do a full removal will rule that out , Am I right ?
Doctor :   it can be done in children as young as one year old
Doctor :   yes it will
User :   ok
Doctor :   and it is a common congenital anomaly so there is nothing to worry about
User :   what about self expander, is that proven?
Doctor :   yes it a normal practice
Doctor :   so you have nothing to worry about
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