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This photograph, made available by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), depicts a close view of a skin lesion known as a dysplastic nevus, which exhibited a dark-brown, pebbly textured, elevated surface, surrounded by a lighter-tan, macular background. The irregular, indistinct margin of this nevus, helped to distinguish it from the small, congenital pattern-type nevus, which some dysplastic nevi closely resemble clinically. Its distinctive morphology, not its 6mm X 6mm size, identified it as a dysplastic nevus. Use of this image requires acknowledgement that NCI is the image source, as well as the inclusion of the website,
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Content Provider(s): National Cancer Institute (NCI);
Creation Date: 1985
Photo Credit: National Cancer Institute (NCI);
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.