Mole is also called the melanocytic nevus, or nevocytic nevus. Nevi or nevus in Latin means “birthmark”. This is a king of lesion which contain nevus cells. The nevus cell is a type of pigment cell called melanocyte. Many people use interchangeably the term mole and melanocytic nevus. Other reserve the word “mole” differently. Our clinic has been doing a lot of such moles removal.
we will take a look on the various topics related to mole:
Lentiginous melanocytic naevus
1 in 10 of the babies are born with the moles, called congenital nevus. However, the majority of the mole are acquired in later life, mostly during the first 2 decades of life. The acquired moles are a form of benign growth. Whereas the congenital moles, or congenital nevi are malformation of melanocytes during the migration at the embryo stage from the endoderm and get entrapped deep in the dermis.
Congenital nevi has a higher chance, 1%, of getting the risk of turning into melanoma, the most cancerous skin tumour.
Mole under or in the skin?
The mole can be of 2 different group based on the location of the melanocyte residing:
The mole belongs to the family of lesion called as nevi.