Problem

Moles

Other Names:
Nevi
Beauty spots
Nature:

A nevus, or mole, is a common skin growth looking like a darkly pigmented spot, usually raised above the surrounding surface, rough, and covered with hair. Malignant growths my spring from them late in life.

Background:

Nevi are composed of special pigment-producing cells called nevomelanocytes. Nevomelanocytes are related to pigment producing cells normally found in the skin, called melanocytes. A congenital nevus is a mole present at birth.

Broader Problems:
Birthmarks
Narrower Problems:
Congenital nevi
Related Problems:
Freckles
Aggravates:
Melanoma
Values:
Beauty
Subject(s):
Birds, Mammals Insectivores
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
08.05.2020 – 19:03 CEST