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What is the definition or description of: dysplastic nevus?

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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Abnormal mole: A dysplastic nevus is a mole stuck in limbo. It is not a skin cancer but has some abnormal features that make it a concern. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Anthony Corrado
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Dysplastic Nevus: A dysplastic nevus is a mole which displays "atypical" properties. Certain characteristics such as irregular borders, or lack of uniform color make certain moles "atypical". Research has shown that dysplastic nevus have a higher incidence of developing into melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Regular surveillance by a dermatologist of these lesions is highly recommended.
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