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Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.665.560.260
C04.700.305
C16.320.700.305
Unique ID
D004416
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004416
Scope Note
Clinically atypical nevi (usually exceeding 5 mm in diameter and having variable pigmentation and ill defined borders) with an increased risk for development of non-familial cutaneous malignant melanoma. Biopsies show melanocytic dysplasia. Nevi are clinically and histologically identical to the precursor lesions for melanoma in the B-K mole syndrome. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Entry Term(s)
B-K Mole Syndrome
Dysplastic Nevi
Familial Atypical Multiple Mole-Melanoma
Nevus Syndrome, Dysplastic
Nevus, Dysplastic
NLM Classification #
WR 500
Previous Indexing
Melanoma (1966-1986)
Nevus (1966-1986)
Nevus, Pigmented (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/04/18
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome Preferred
Familial Atypical Multiple Mole-Melanoma Narrower
Dysplastic Nevi Narrower
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