Posts Tagged ‘mole’

Common moles present at birth…and acquired (melanocytic naevus) and prevention of melanoma

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (Naevus)(CMN) These are melanocytic naevi (nevi) (“moles”) which are present at birth. The melanocytic naevi vary greatly in size but can exceed 20cm of diameter. They are generally located on the trunk. They can develop into cancers (melanoma). Therefore, they should be excised if it is possible, although for esthetic reasons, it […]

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