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Norris, 1857; Clark, 1978
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The proportion of genetically caused melanomas is 5-10%. This corresponds to about 500 new cases of melanoma in Germany every year. It is assumed that up to 40% of autosomal dominant inherited melanomas can be attributed to a mutation in the CDKN2A gene (cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A, p16).
The gene is located on chromosome 9 and codes, among other things, for the synthesis of the guardian protein p16, whose task is to prevent the uncontrolled cell division of pigment cells. The mutation of the CDKN2A gene leads to a reduced production of p16 and subsequently to an increase in melanocytes.
In families that have been shown to be CDNK2A mutation carriers, a significant increase in the incidence of pancreatic carcinomas is also observed (multiple mole melanoma-pancreatic cancer syndrome; the lifetime risk is about 17%). The connection is not clear.
A second gene (CDK4) also plays a (but smaller) role in BK mole syndrome.
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Per patient 10 to more than 100, usually 0.5-1.0 cm large (or larger), bizarrely configured, pink, brown or black melanocytic nevi appear, often with a reddish-brownish rim. One dermal component may be palpable.
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The first evidence of a familial susceptibility to melanoma dates back to 1820. Already at that time a medical paper described a family in which over three generations melanomas occurred in a cluster, each of which had arisen from one of numerous melanocytic nevi. The term "BK-mole-syndrome" was coined by Clark. It is recommended to also examine family members for FAMM syndrome and to monitor them closely, including pancreas checks.
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