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Title: Normal Mole
Description: Natural history of common acquired nevi. Ordinary moles begin as uniformly tan or brown macules, 1 to 2 mm in diameter (a), expand to a larger macule (b), progress to a pigmented papule that may be minimally (c) or obviously (d) elevated above the surface of the skin, and terminate as a pink or flesh-colored papule (e). These lesions are junctional (a,b), compound (c,d), and dermal (e) nevi, respectively. Note their smooth borders and clear demarcation from the surrounding skin.

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

See also http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/moles-and-dysplastic-nevi.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Skin
Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8500-3701
Date Created: 1985
Date Added: 9/8/2011
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and/or author listed above.

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