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Nevus Of Ota
Changes in Moles: Whenever you have a mole that has changed, the safe thing to do is have a dermatologist check it out. Fortunately by seeing a doctor early, the majority of malignant melanomas, the skin cancer that can form from moles, are treated by simply excising them. Early examination is the key! ...Read more
Bleeding: Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (brbns) is a congenital condition of vein malformations throughout the body, particularly the skin, soft tissues and gastrointestinal tract. These patients will frequently experience bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
No simple answer: To know the true answer, every human being in the world would have to have access to good health care, get a correct diagnosis as soon as the lesions appear, and everything be recorded. Being said, folks who are naturally darker-skinned are at greater risk for subungual and acral-lentiginous melanomas. Nobody knows why. Have any suspicious lesion of your own seen. ...Read more
What are some ways to remove eye nevus, conjuntival nevi, brown pigment on the white part of the eye?
See a specialist: First to determine if you have a nevus. Then ask them. They will know. ...Read more
Rare tumor: This is a rare tumor seen in infants. It is usually located in the head and neck, and most often in the jaw. It is usually treated with surgery and is cured in the majority of cases. It is rarely malignant. This is the kind of very rare tumor that needs to be in seem in a center with experience. ...Read more
My pathology report states junctional and lentiginous melanocytic nevus, extending to the peripheral edge. Is this melanoma?.
Mole, not cancer: Here is a translation of your path report: Junctional- location as it relates to depth in the skin, the junction between epidermis and dermis. lentiginous- means flat dark spot, melanocytic- made up of pigment cells (melanocytes), nevus - a lesion that contains nevus cells a type of melanocyte, aka "mole". This is a benign spot that appears to have been completely removed. Not a malignancy. ...Read more
Is cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma a common malignant tumour in all countries or just with light-skinned peoples?
Close monitoring: Dysplastic nevus syndrome is a condition in which the person has many (often 100's) atypical moles. With the syndrome, one has a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma, which is a high risk skin cancer. For this reason, frequent and close monitoring with self skin checks and routinely by a dermatologist is a must. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Number of spots: Many people who do not have nf have a few café-au-lait spots . If a young child has five or more, at least ½ inch or 15 mm in size post puberty lookfor other signs such as neurofibromas — tumors along skin and lisch nodules, tiny, noncancerous tumors on the iris (the colored part of the eye). Consult physician to better assess individual signs for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Nevus of ota, described by ota and tanino in 1939, is a hamartoma of dermal melanocytes which presents as a blue or gray patch on face, which is congenital or acquired in the distribution v1 and v2 nerve. Associated ocular complications need to be treated. Good success rates & minimal adverse effects have been reported with the q-switched ruby, q-sw alexandrite, q-sw nd:yag lasers multiple times. ...Read more
I have a nevus of ota under my left eye . I had it since my birth. Is there any way except.Laser to reduce it or lower its darkness?
Laser is best: Think of a nevus of ota as a tattoo. Laser, specifically the ones we use for tattoo removal, are the most efficient and safe way, when in the right hands to remove the pigment from the lesion without damaging or scarring the skin. See an experienced laser expert for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.
Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Clark's nevus is a type of atypical (dysplastic) nevus or mole. Many dermatologists feel these are benign, some experts think they're precursors to melanoma. Having many clark's nevi always increases the risk of melanoma. Becker's nevus is a benign (normal) nevus that occurs on the trunk, often in boys and men. They're often large and light brown. Sometimes hairs can grow from it (after puberty). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risky business: Moles that are suspicious for melanoma have asymmetric distribution of pigment, irregular borders, color variation, diameter of 6 mm or more, may be slightly elevated, and may evolve or change over time. I have seen plenty of melanomas that have some or all of these characteristics, but i also have seen melanomas that have none of these characteristics. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a atypical NEVUS removed yesterday with around 10 or 12 stiches I'm concerned with busting them when I move any advice? In my back
Careful: Usually when you have stitches and pull on them hard enough to burst them it is painful. If you just be careful and try not to overstretch the area you should be fine. ...Read more