Skin naevi or birthmarks are visible, circumsised lesions on the skin that appear either direct after delivery (congenital) or later in life (acquired). They can appear in any area of the skin and the mucosa with the same frequency in men and women.

Melanocytic naevi are the most common lesions that need to be regularly checked with the dermoscope especially in people with fair skin type, with multiple naevi and history of skin cancer.

Depending on the dermoscopic imaging they either can be regularly followed up or excised to exclude malignant transformation.

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