The dysplastic naevus syndrome increases the risk of cutaneous (RR: 4.36; CI: 1.84-10.36) as well as uveal melanoma (RR: 4.22; CI: 1.81-9.84). A significantly higher occurrence rate of conjunctival naevi (3.2% vs. 0%; p=0.029), choroidal naevi (5.2% vs. 0.7%; p=0.023) and iris freckles (17.1% vs. 5.6%; p=0.002) could be detected in the dysplastic naevus syndrome patients compared to subjects in the control group. The presence of cutaneous dysplastic naevi in uveal melanoma patients increases the risk of the prognostically worse - epitheloid or mixed - forms of uveal melanoma (RR: 5.97%; CI: 1.61-22.14), compared to patients without cutaneous atypical naevi.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2005|
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