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This mole has a characteristic "fried egg" appearance. The eccentric papule is a perfectly ordinary nevus. The diagnostic histologic features are found in the macular portion of the mole, particularly at its shoulder - i.e. Where the papule meets the macule.
For additional resource, see the following web site:
See also www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/moles-and-dysplastic-nevi.
Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Skin Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
|Type:||Color, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Date Added:||January 1, 2001|
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