Atypical mole

Therapy

Avoidance of excessive sun exposure; use of sunscreen with a sun protective factor of 15 or greater; evaluation of other family members for evidence of atypical moles; baseline photographs of entire skin surface, if possible

References

Slade J, Marghoob AA, Salopek TG, Rigel DS, Kopf AW, Bart RS (1995) Atypical mole syndrome: risk factor for cutaneous malignant melanoma and implications for management. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 32(3):479-494

Synonym(s)

Active junctional nevus; atypical melano-cytic nevus; B-K mole, Clark's nevus; atypical mole syndrome; dysplastic mole; dysplastic nevus

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