Lauren Holsten, 20, says she paid PS46 for photos of Lexi, 18 months, who has a straw berry naevus
on her left cheek.
is a discrete, flat or slightly elevated sessile lesion.
and congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) account for a high proportion of pigmentary lesions referred to secondary care.
White sponge naevus
successfully treated with topical tetracycline.
Parkhouse says: "In many cases - such as an intradermal naevus
which often extends deeply into the skin - surgery is the most effective method of removing a mole as it allows the surgeon to be sure to remove it entirely and reduce the possibility of it regrowing.
Many publications dealing with the role of the sun accentuate the view that melanocytic naevi are strongly associated with cutaneous melanoma, and that reducing sun exposure in very early life may be effective in reducing naevus
prevalence and subsequent melanoma risk.
The main risk factors for the development of melanoma are increased naevus
numbers (however the prophylactic removal of melanocytic naevi is not recommended), previous melanoma, strong family history.