The treatment and classification of nevus of Ota

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 4/4

Nevus of Ota (NO) is a dermal melanocytic hamartoma appearing in facial skin innervated by the trigeminal nerve. The lesion is brown or blue and may be unilateral or bilateral. The lesion is unsightly. Treatment is problematic.

Keywords: Nevus of Ota, dermal melanocytic hamartoma, laser treatment

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to review the treatment and classification of NO.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The pathogenesis of NO….a melanocytic hamartoma.
  2. The clinical features of NO.
  3. Treatment options for NO.
  4. The classification of NO.
  5. Complications of NO.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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