Spitz nevus

What is a Spitz nevus? A Spitz nevus is a non-cancerous skin tumour and a type of mole. Like other types of moles, these tumours are made up of specialized cells called melanocytes that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. The nevus is named after Dr. Sophie Spitz, a …
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Congenital nevus

What is a congenital nevus? A congenital nevus is a common non-cancerous type of skin tumour made up of melanocytes. Congenital nevi (nevi is the plural of nevus) are more common in people with light-coloured skin. They can be found anywhere on the body, but the most common locations are the trunk and limbs. The …
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