oa South African Family Practice - Which moles matter? : review article



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(9) 9 PRACTICE POSTER WHICH MOLES MATTER? BLUE NAEVUS "GARMENT" NAEVUS GIANT MELANOCYTIC NAEVUS MULTIPLE ACQUIRED MELANOCYTIC NAEVI ATYPICAL MOLE MALIGNANT MELANOMA LENTIGO MALIGNA MELANOMA DEVELOPED IN LENTIGO MALIGNA CRITERIA FOR AN ATYPICAL MOLE A mole with a macular component (flat with skin discolouring), showing at least three out of the five of the following: 1. Ill-defined OR 2. Irregular border 3. Irregularly distributed pigmentation 4. Background of erythema (redness/inflammation) 5. Size greater than 5mm. S O U T H A F R I C A N Official Journal of the South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary ..


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