Can a compound nevus turn into melanoma?

Can a compound nevus turn into melanoma?

Can a dysplastic nevus turn into melanoma? Yes, but most dysplastic nevi do not turn into melanoma (1, 3). Most remain stable over time.

What is moderately dysplastic compound nevus?

Dysplastic nevi can be identified clinically as mild, moderate, or severe. Mildly dysplastic nevi are nevi that show this tendency to become very much larger than a normal nevus yet there is some central maturation. This can produce a “fried egg” appearance to the nevus.

What is compound dysplastic nevus with moderate atypia?

A dysplastic nevus is a mole that exists in the spectrum between a benign mole and melanoma. When looked at with a microscope, the cells of a dysplastic nevus have atypical features and growth pattern, but not to the degree of being cancerous.

Should moderate dysplastic nevi be removed?

This suggests that patients with biopsied mildly or moderately dysplastic nevi may be observed clinically, while patients with moderately-to-severely and severely atypical nevi have a higher risk of melanoma and may benefit from excision.

What is compound Clark’s nevus?

Clark’s Nevus, which is also referred to as, ‘dysplastic nevi,’ are moles that are considered to be pre-cancerous, or present a greater potential to turn into melanoma. When a person examines an atypical mole on their skin they will see some of the features that they would see when looking at melanoma.

Are compound nevus cancerous?

Compound naevi are benign lesions. They do not cause complications and they have an excellent prognosis.

How common are moderately atypical moles?

About 1 in 10 people develop atypical moles during their lifetime. These moles are not cancerous, and need not be removed if they are not changing. Instead, atypical moles can be a sign of an increased risk for melanoma skin cancer.

What is a moderate atypical mole?

Atypical moles, also known as dysplastic nevi, are unusual-looking moles that have irregular features under the microscope. Though benign, they are worth more of your attention because individuals with atypical moles are at increased risk for melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer.

What is moderate atypia?

Moderate Atypia: These moles are more atypical than mild atypical moles, but they are still not very concerning. Depending on some other factors in the biopsy report, these can sometimes be left alone and monitored clinically.

What does compound nevus mean?

Listen to pronunciation. (KOM-pownd NEE-vus) A type of mole formed by groups of nevus cells found in the epidermis and dermis (the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin).

What is Clark’s nevus?