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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0027960

NCI Thesaurus Code: C7570  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Neoplastic Process

NCIt Definition: A neoplasm composed of melanocytes that usually appears as a dark spot on the skin.

HPO Definition: A nevus is a type of hamartoma that is a circumscribed stable malformation of the skin. [HPO:probinson]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Moles are very common. Most people have between 10 and 40 moles. A person may develop new moles from time to time, usually until about age 40. In older people, they tend to fade away.

Moles are usually pink, tan or brown. They can be flat or raised. They are usually round or oval and no larger than a pencil eraser.

About one out of every ten people has at least one unusual (or atypical) mole that looks different from an ordinary mole. They are called dysplastic nevi. They may be more likely than ordinary moles to develop into melanoma, a type of skin cancer. You should have a health care professional check your moles if they look unusual, grow larger, change in color or outline, or in any other way.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A benign (not cancer) growth on the skin that is formed by a cluster of melanocytes (cells that make a substance called melanin, which gives color to skin and eyes). A mole is usually dark and may be raised from the skin.

CSP Definition: circumscribed stable malformation of the skin and occasionally of the oral mucosa, which is not due to external causes.

MSH Definition: A circumscribed stable malformation of the skin and occasionally of the oral mucosa, which is not due to external causes and therefore presumed to be of hereditary origin.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Melanocytic naevi (D22)
Melanocytic naevi, unspecified
Melanocytic naevi
Melanocytic naevus of skin
Melanocytic naevus
Melanocytic nevi, unspecified
Melanocytic nevi
Melanocytic nevus (disorder)
Melanocytic nevus of skin (disorder)
Melanocytic nevus of skin
Melanocytic nevus
Melanotic Nevus
Mole of skin
Mole, Skin
Moles, Skin
Moles
Mole
NAEVUS
NERVUS MELANOCYTIC
NEVI MELANOCYTIC
Nevi
Nevus [Disease/Finding]
NEVUS MELANOTIC
Nevus, NOS
NEVUS
Skin Moles
Skin Mole

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C7570 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN coordinate IM with SKIN NEOPLASMS (IM) + site (IM or NIM) if relevant; general; note many specific nevus terms MSH
AQL BL BS CF CH CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SE SU TH UL UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CODE_REF (C44._) ICDO
CTV3ID XUYz6 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUZ0U SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 06/27/2007 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0726-9782 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20030731 SNOMEDCT_US
HPO_COMMENT The word Nevus derives from the Latin word Knee-vus meaning birthmark or mole. HPO
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM morphology codes M872-M879 with behaviour code /0 ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM naevus: blue ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM naevus: hairy ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM naevus: NOS ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM naevus: pigmented ICD10
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A circumscribed stable malformation of the skin and occasionally of the oral mucosa, which is not due to external causes and therefore presumed to be of hereditary origin. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D009506 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Nevus NDFRT
MESH_UI M0014786 NDFRT
MMR 20090706 MSH
MN C04.557.665.560 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/moles.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/moles.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Cancer Institute http://www.nci.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
Neoplastic_Status Benign NCI
NUI N0000002183 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 02988 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 03011 ICD10CM
REF orcid.org/0000-0001-6908-9849 HPO
RXAUI 3206786 RXNORM
RXAUI 3206802 RXNORM
RXAUI 3206806 RXNORM
RXAUI 3288036 RXNORM
RXAUI 3288037 RXNORM
RXAUI 3288666 RXNORM
RXAUI 3288667 RXNORM
RXCUI 990605 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 10.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 14.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS I MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 51697005 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS D22.9 | POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR MORPHOLOGY CODE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~D22.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS D22.9 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~D22.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUYz6 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUZ0U SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERM_LEVEL Synonym ICDO
TERMUI T028326 MSH
TERMUI T028327 MSH
TERMUI T028334 MSH
TERMUI T662305 MSH
TERMUI T665157 MSH
TERMUI T723642 MSH
TERMUI T723643 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (1994) MSH
TH NLM (2007) MSH
TH NLM (2010) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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