Journal of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics

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From naevus flammeus simplex to Sturge-Weber and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome

2nd Euro-Global Congress on Melanoma and Skin Diseases
August 31-September 01, 2017 London, UK

Hana Zelenkova

Private Clinic of Dermatovenerology, DOST Svidník, Slovakia

Keynote : J Med Oncl Ther


Naevus flammeus is a benign vascular anomaly - a capillary malformation in the skin. It is almost always a birthmark; in rare cases, it can develop in early childhood and ordinarily persist throughout adulthood. Port-wine stains appear most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body, particularly on the neck and upper trunk and upper extremities. Very often they appear on the face, and affect both sides of the face symmetrically. Asymmetrically localized naevi flammei may be associated with other conditions such as Sturge-Weber syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. It is only the naevus flammeus medialis nuchae, occurring in some families in at least one family member in every generation, which may resolve spontaneously. We shall present patients with naevus flammeus simplex and the related severe syndromes. Naevus flammeus is a serious cosmetic, aesthetic, mental, and therapeutic problem. The patients affected require a sensitive approach shown by their physician in cooperation with a psychologist. Psychotherapy is inevitable in most patients who are severely affected.


Zelenková Hana has been active in the field of Dermatovenerology since 1973. Since 2000 she has been directing her own Private Clinic of Dermatovenerology. Her professional orientation is towards: aesthetic dermatology, acne and facial dermatoses, medicinal mycology (nail diseases), wound management, psoriasis, employment of Ichthyol and carboxytherapy in dermatology. She is the coordinator of many international multicentre trials. She has delivered more than 555 lectures as expert in the Slovak Republic as well as abroad, 440 scientific publications. She is Co-author of the Dermatocosmetic formulae containing Ichthamol and glycyrrhizinic acid. She is also the author of the book “Carboxytherapy” (2015) translated into 4 languages. She is regularly invited to deliver lectures at international congresses. She is the Founder and President of the Slovak Society for Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology (SSEDK), Organizer and President of the traditional international Dermaparty congress. Since 2006, she is elected as the Vice-President European Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology, since 2007 President of the European Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology.

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