What is Naevus?
Neavus (acrochordon, skin tag) is a condition resulting from the further development of a place as a result of deformation in the layers of the skin. It can be in skin color as well as in various shades of brown. They are very variable in size and can continue to grow unless treated. It is often attached to the body by a thin stalk. The number may be one, or there may be dozens. They are generally harmless structures that do not cause any complaints. They cause more cosmetic problems.
In which parts of the body do skin naevus appear?
The most common sites are usually friction areas such as the neck, eyelids, and armpits, and body folds, but can occur anywhere on the body. It occurs more often after middle age.
Is naevus contagious?
Contrary to popular belief, Naevus are not contagious. However, they can often be confused with papillomas, which is an infectious disease. Papillomas are rough like cauliflower, naevus are usually smooth, not rough.
Do Naevus turn into risky cancer?
Although they are called flesh naevus, they are not actually in the form of a real self. Therefore, there is no risk of malignant transformation.
How are Naevus treated?
Meat Naevus can be treated with electrocautery and laser applications. The most appropriate treatment is decided according to the location, size and width of the stem.
What is (Nevus)?
Naevus are called nevi in Latin; They are usually brown, oval or round benign formations that can be seen all over the body. It originates from cells called melanocytes that produce the pigment that gives the skin its color. Naevus that will form in a person are probably in a pre-genetically determined state. While some Naevus are present at birth, others appear especially during the growing period. But in genetically predisposed people, new Naevus can occur throughout
What are the signs and symptoms?
Naevus can appear on any part of the body in very different appearances. They can be skin-colored or pinkish, light brown, brown, and sometimes even blue-black. Their shape is usually oval or round, raised or flat, hairy or hairless. Naevus may change over time; With puberty, pregnancy, exposure to the sun, their growth accelerates, new ones may appear. Congenital Naevus may also look like later ones, but they are usually larger and hairier than acquired Naevus. Some tend to grow.
Is there a risk of cancer?
In fact, ordinary naevus very rarely become cancerous. A life-threatening skin cancer called Melanoma or “Malignant Melanoma”, especially the resemblance to some types of naevus, is the most important reservation about naevus (nevus). In fact, the important thing is to detect melanoma early, which may look like a mole. For this reason, asymmetry, border irregularity, mottled appearance, bleeding of the mole without being exposed to any impact or wound on it, rapid change are the features that require the nevus to be seen by a dermatologist.
Are there any entities that look like me?
When a person looks at his/her own skin, he/she may see some spots that look like naevus. These are most often freckles; It occurs in areas with the most sun exposure, such as the face, back, and shoulders. These can be likened to localized sunburns and are common in blondes and redheads. It is a melanin pigment accumulation. The formations that are most confused with naevus, especially in middle age, are light dark brown warty structures that are most frequently seen on the trunk and face, which are seborrheic keratosis. Seborrheic keratosis are superficial skin tumors made by the body that do not have a risk of worsening. Aesthetically, they can distort the image. Another formation that is often confused with naevus is brownish spots, which are mostly seen in middle-aged people,
which are also known as age spots. Their medical name is solar lentigo.
How is the treatment?
Naevus usually do not impair health. Aesthetically, it can disturb the person depending on its location and size. Just a me; If it undergoes a rapid change in shape, color, or size, if it bleeds, if it itches, if it hurts, it may cause a health problem due to the possibility of melanoma. In this case, excision (removal) of the mole may be required. I must then be sent for pathological (microscopic) evaluation. Removal of a mole (partial or complete) does not cause cancer. On the contrary, there is a chance for early detection. Sometimes, naevus may be asked to be removed because they spoil the appearance of people. Sometimes, excision may be requested just because they are not preferred aesthetically.