Dysplastic Nevi

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Title: Dysplastic Nevi
Description: 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:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/melanoma

See also http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/moles-and-dysplastic-nevi.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Skin Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
AV Number: AV-8500-3697
Date Created: 1985
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.