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Mole came back as compound nevus with congenital features. It was a scallop biopsy and the mole regrew in places within 2 months. Dr wasn't concerned and said it's normal to see this. Should i worry?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology
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In brief: Compuond nevus,

You have a recurrent nevus.
If the diagnosis was compound nevus with congenital features you should not worry. As long as there was not any dysplasia. However pathologic interpretation of a reexcised recurrent nevus can be problematic so if you were to get the regrowth excised be certain the pathologist knows that this is a recurrent lesion after a shave biopsy.

In brief: Compuond nevus,

You have a recurrent nevus.
If the diagnosis was compound nevus with congenital features you should not worry. As long as there was not any dysplasia. However pathologic interpretation of a reexcised recurrent nevus can be problematic so if you were to get the regrowth excised be certain the pathologist knows that this is a recurrent lesion after a shave biopsy.
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Dr. Walter Klein
I agree with you 100%, especially your comment about pathology interpretation of a recurrent nevus.
Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology
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In brief: Probably not

This is not an uncommon occurrence.
Sounds like the shave biopsy did not remove the mole completely. Often times this can lead to re-growth of the mole. If it concerns you, ask to have it completely removed with an excision by either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

In brief: Probably not

This is not an uncommon occurrence.
Sounds like the shave biopsy did not remove the mole completely. Often times this can lead to re-growth of the mole. If it concerns you, ask to have it completely removed with an excision by either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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