Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences
Benign Skin and Conjunctivalnevus Versus Malignant Melanoma: ClinicPathological Study of 83 Cases in Aden
The study aimed to provide basic information of skin &conjunctival nevi and melanoma in Aden. The study was a retrospective review of patients’ records and the data were analyzed through descriptive statistics. Of the 83 patients studied 32 (38.6%) were males and 51 (61.4%) were females.Patients ranged in age from 3 years to 70 years. The most frequent age range was 20 to 39 years 30 (36.2%) patients. The benign nevi lesions were 68 (81.9%) while malignant consists of 15(18.1%) patients.The site of lesions were predominant on skin with 65 (78.3%) followed by conjunctiva 18 (21.7%). Nevi lesions on face were 27 (32.5%), followed by lower limb and skin. The histological types of nevi lesions, junctional nevi 19 (22.9%) followed by intra-dermal nevi 18 (21.7%). There were 15 cases of melanoma. They were 10 (66.7%) males and 5 (33.3%) females, all the cases in the age range ≥ 50 years and most site of melanoma were on lower limb (foot) 12 (80%). They were 11 (73.3%) ulcerative and 4 (26.7%) tumorus. Only, we found 1 (6.7%) Lymph Nodes metastasis, and 13 (86.6%) in the Clark stage II.We concluded that the study may describe the problem of skin and conjuctival nevus. Further studies into this aspect are needed.
Ba-Saleh, Saleh Salman and Bin Thabit, Mazen Abood
"Benign Skin and Conjunctivalnevus Versus Malignant Melanoma: ClinicPathological Study of 83 Cases in Aden,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 14:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol14/iss1/4