nevus

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ne·vus

 (nē′vəs)
n. pl. ne·vi (-vī′)
Any of various congenital or acquired lesions of the skin or oral mucosa that are usually pigmented and raised and may include epidermal, connective, vascular, or other types of tissue.

[Latin naevus.]

ne′void′ (-void′) adj.

nevus

(ˈniːvəs)
n, pl -vi (-vaɪ)
(Medicine) the usual US spelling of naevus

ne•vus

(ˈni vəs)

n., pl. -vi (-vī).
any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.
[< Latin naevus mole]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nevus - a blemish on the skin that is formed before birthnevus - a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
nevus flammeus, port-wine stain - a flat birthmark varying from pink to purple
Translations

ne·vus

n. nevo, lunar, marca de nacimiento.
comedonicus ______ comedónico;
compound ______ compuesto;
dysplastic ______ de displasia, con algunas células malignas;
faun tail ______ de cola de fauno;
flammeus ______ flamante;
junction, junctional ______ de unión;
melanocytic ______ melanocítico;
sebaceous ______ sebáceo.

nevus

n (pl nevi) nevo; dysplastic — nevo displásico
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Patients with the nevus of Ota have increased amounts of melanin (pigment) and melanin producing cells (melanocytes).
The differential diagnosis for CMN includes cafe au lait macules, blue-gray spots (aka Mongolian spots), nevus of Ota, nevus spilus, and vascular malformations (table).
Among the benign pigmented lesions of the dermis, nevus of Ota usually responds best to laser treatment, particularly with the Q-switched 694nm ruby or Q-switched 1,064-nm Nd:YAG, Dr.
Other types of pigmented birthmarks including nevus of Ota, nevus of Ito and lentigines were not observed in any newborn during this study period.
Blue nevi are often grouped together with hamartomatous dermal dendritic melanocytic proliferations such as nevus of Ota, nevus of Ito, and Mongolian spot.
In addition, this laser is now commonly used to treat many brown pigmented lesions, such as actinic lentigines, freckles, cafe-au-lait spots and nevus of Ota.