Dysplastic Nevi

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Title: Dysplastic Nevi
Description: This lesion has a dark brown, "pebbly" elevated surface against a lighter tan, macular background. The irregular, indistinct margin of the nevus helps to distinguish it from the small congenital-pattern nevus, which some dysplastic nevi closely resemble clinically. Its distinctive morphology, not its size (6 by 6 mm), identifies it as a dysplastic nevus.

For additional resource, see the following web site:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/melanoma

Used on: http://www.cancer.gov/types/skin/moles-fact-sheet
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Skin Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
AV Number: AV-8500-3696
Date Created: 1985
Date Added: September 8, 2011
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.