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
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.1998 – 00:00 CEST
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