What are melanocytic/dysplastic/atypical nevi?

Also known as: melanocytic nevi, dysplastic nevi, atypical mole

Melanocytic, dysplastic, or atypical nevi are the scientific terms to describe an atypical, or unusual-looking, overwhelmingly benign (non cancerous) mole, which are very common in children. They may be congenital or acquired.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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