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Mole removal. Image 2 of 3. Surgical tool being used to remove a mole following the injection of a local anaesthetic. A mole is a small pigmented area of skin, sometimes present from birth. Some moles may turn cancerous and need removal. Others are removed for cosmetic reasons. For a sequence of images showing the stages of mole removal, see M551/326-328.
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