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Nevi and Melanomas

A collective term for the various types of nevi and melanomas. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
61679
Concept ID:
C0206769
Neoplastic Process
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Nevus

Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Moles are very common. Most people have between 10 and 40 moles. A person may develop new moles from time to time, usually until about age 40. In older people, they tend to fade away. Moles are usually pink, tan or brown. They can be flat or raised. They are usually round or oval and no larger than a pencil eraser. About one out of every ten people has at least one unusual (or atypical) mole that looks different from an ordinary mole. They are called dysplastic nevi. They may be more likely than ordinary moles to develop into melanoma, a type of skin cancer. You should have a health care professional check your moles if they look unusual, grow larger, change in color or outline, or in any other way. NIH: National Cancer Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
45074
Concept ID:
C0027960
Neoplastic Process
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Spitz Nevus

A benign compound nevus occurring most often in children before puberty, composed of spindle and epithelioid cells located mainly in the dermis, sometimes in association with large atypical cells and multinucleate cells, and having a close histopathological resemblance to malignant melanoma. The tumor presents as a smooth to slightly scaly, round to oval, raised, firm papule or nodule, ranging in color from pink-tan to purplish red, often with surface telangiectasia. (Dorland, 27th ed) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
61671
Concept ID:
C0206739
Neoplastic Process
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Spindle Cell Nevus

A nevus characterized by the presence of spindle-shaped melanocytes. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
60220
Concept ID:
C0206738
Neoplastic Process
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