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At the point when Dylan Little was born four years ago, his mom Kara and the medical staff were puzzled: Dylan’s whole back was covered with a gigantic dark mark.. His legs and arms were covered with sizeable skin birthmarks. The neonatal ICU immediately found that Dylan had been born with an uncommon skin issue called congenital melanocytic nevus.
“At the point when Dylan was born, more than 80% of his body was covered in skin birthmarks—his back was totally dark and ridiculous; his face, his arms and legs all covered in moles,” said his mom Kara.
Less severe forms of this disorder cause small moles or birthmarks, but fewer that 500,000 people have been born with such a dramatic case. More than 80% of his entire body was covered in spots!
Dylan’s parents Kara and Nikki looked deeper into the condition and feared that his marks could one day develop into a deadly skin cancer. But the affected skin surface area was far too large to simply remove the spots.
Then a ray of hope came from an unexpected direction. Implants—like the ones used for brea*st enlargement—were inserted beneath Dylan’s healthy skin. The implants were then slowly expanded with a saline solution over the course of three months in order to stretch his skin. This was an important preparatory step before continuing with his treatment.
Eventually, the implants were taken out, his largest birthmark was removed, and the excess skin was used to fill in the gap.
Every three to six months, Dylan undergoes another operation. So far the little guy has been put under the knife 26 times, but more than half of his moles have been removed.
“We hope to replace all of his moles with healthy skin in order to make his chances of getting skin cancer as low as possible. We’re trying to do what’s best and give him the longest and best life possible,” said his parents.
They are also working on his self confidence, because he has already received rude comments from people on the street. In response, the family gives out small information cards about his rare condition.
We hope, with the fantastic support of his family, that this young man gets completely over this condition.
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