naevus


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naevus

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nevus

n, pl -vi (-vaɪ)
(Medicine) any congenital growth or pigmented blemish on the skin; birthmark or mole. Also called: naeve
[C19: from Latin; related to (g)natus born, produced by nature]
ˈnaevoid, ˈnevoid adj
Translations

naevus

nevus (US) [ˈniːvəs] N (naevi, (US) nevi (pl)) [ˈniːvaɪ]nevo m
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Lauren Holsten, 20, says she paid PS46 for photos of Lexi, 18 months, who has a straw berry naevus on her left cheek.
The naevus is a discrete, flat or slightly elevated sessile lesion.
Choroidal naevus 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.