Dysplastic Nevi

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Title: Dysplastic Nevi
Description: This large (7 by 11 mm) macular lesion displays an irregular, scalloped border, which is indistinct in some areas. In addition to hues of tan and brown, several pink areas (arrows) are present. The presence of pink colors in the macular portion of a melanocytic nevus is quite distinctive for dysplastic nevi.

See also 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-8500-3694
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.