is the medical term for sharply circumscribed and chronic lesions of the skin. These lesions are commonly named birthmarks or beauty marks. Nevi's are benign by definition, however, 25% of malignant melanomas (a skin cancer) arise from pre-existing nevi.
Virtually all human beings have a number of benign cutaneous neoplasms. Many of these never come to medical attention. Patients who do show such lesions to a physician typically are concerned about the possibility that their growths may be skin cancer. Any new growth on your body should be looked and tracked for how it grows. Call Us if you see an external growth and are concerned.