ABOUT the Online NYU Labeling System

Original Images donated by: Alfred Kopf, MD, Head of NYU Melanoma Clinical Cooperative Group, New York Univeristy, New York, NY

Website and Functionality Designed by: Matt Molenda, MD

Mapping Coordinator:
Katherine Kenneweg, MS4 University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Special Thanks To: Allan Halpern, MD, Chief of Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

About the NYU Labeling System:


Originally drawn in the early 1970's under the auspices of Dr. Alfred Kopf for the New York University Melanoma Clinical Cooperative Group, this numbering system allowed clinicians to easily identify areas of the body in a standardized way for lesion tracking over time. As of 2015, it is still used in numerous large health systems today, including but not limited to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Mayo Clinic.


Legend of Descriptions for NYU numbers

NumberNameComment/Rationale
1Left Posterior ScalpIncludes parietal and occipital scalp, so neither term would be correct.
2Right Posterior ScalpIncludes parietal and occipital scalp, so neither term would be correct.
3Left Anterior ScalpIncludes parietal and frontal scalp, so neither term would be correct.
4Right Anterior ScalpIncludes parietal and frontal scalp, so neither term would be correct.
5Left Temporal Scalp
6Right Temporal Scalp
7Left ForeheadInludes all of forehead and temple, so non-specific
8Right ForeheadInludes all of forehead and temple, so non-specific
9Left Postauricular Sulcus
10Right Postauricular Sulcus
11Left Preauricular Cheek
12Right Preauricular Cheek
13Left CheekIncludes upper, central and lower cheek
14Right CheekIncludes upper, central and lower cheek
15Left Paranasal Cheek
16Left Paranasal Cheek
17Left Lateral Nose
18Right Lateral Nose
19Left Lateral Dorsum of Nose
20Right Lateral Dorsum of Nose
21Left Tip of the NoseIncludes supratip, tip and infratip lobule of the nose
22Right Tip of the NoseIncludes supratip, tip and infratip lobule of the nose
23Left Ala Nasi and NostrilIncludes ala nasi side wall, alar rim, alar groove, nostil columella, and nostril sill
24Right Ala Nasi and NostrilIncludes ala nasi side wall, alar rim, alar groove, nostil columella, and nostril sill
25Left Lower Paranasal Cheek
26Right Lower Paranasal Cheek
27Left Nasolabial Fold
28Right Nasolabial Fold
29Left Skin of Upper LipIncludes skin of the upper lip, philtrum and vermillion border of the upper lip
30Right Skin of Upper LipIncludes skin of the upper lip, philtrum and vermillion border of the upper lip
31Left Upper LipIncludes vermillion border of the upper lip and vermillion of the upper lip
32Right Upper LipIncludes vermillion border of the upper lip and vermillion of the upper lip
33Left Lower LipIncludes vermillion border of the lower lip and vermillion of the lower lip
34Right Lower LipIncludes vermillion border of the lower lip and vermillion of the lower lip
35Left ChinIncludes chin, skin of the lower lip and vermillion border of the lower lip
36Right ChinIncludes chin, skin of the lower lip and vermillion border of the lower lip
37Left Mandibular CheekIncludes mandibular cheek and jawline
38Right Mandibular CheekIncludes mandibular cheek and jawline
39Left Submandibular NeckIncludes submandibular and submental areas of the neck
40Right Submandibular NeckIncludes submandibular and submental areas of the neck
41Left Anterior Triangle of the Neck
42Right Anterior Triangle of the Neck
43Left Side of Neck Includes the posterior triangle of the neck
44Right Side of Neck Includes the posterior triangle of the neck
45Left Posterior NeckIncludes the nape of neck and paraspinal neck
46Right Posterior NeckIncludes the nape of neck and paraspinal neck
47Left Supraclavicular Neck
48Right Supraclavicular Neck
49Left Superior Back
50Right Superior Back
51Vertex of the Scalp
52Median Forehead
53Median Dorsum of the Nose
54Median Nasal TipIncludes the tip and supratip of the nose
55PhiltrumIncludes vermillion border of the medial upper lip
56Median Upper LipIncludes vermillion and vermillion border of the medial upper lip
57Median Lower LipIncludes vermillion and vermillion border of the medial lower lip
58Median Chin
59Submental Area of the NeckIncludes submental and submandibular areas
60Median Anterior NeckIncludes the anterior triangle of the neck
61Median Posterior Scalp
62Paraspinal Area of the NeckIncludes the nape of the neck and the paraspinal area of the neck
63Paraspinal Area of the Superior BackIncludes the paraspinal area of the upper back and the paraspinal area of the neck
100Right Eyebrow
101Left Eyebrow
102Right Supraorbital Region
103Left Supraorbital Region
104Right Upper EyelidIncludes upper eyelid and superior palpebral sulcus
105Left Upper EyelidIncludes upper eyelid and superior palpebral sulcus
106Right Upper Eyelid Margin Includes upper eyelid margin and palpebral conjunctiva
107Left Upper Eyelid Margin Includes upper eyelid margin and palpebral conjunctiva
108Right Cornea Includes cornea and corneal limbus
109Left Cornea Includes cornea and corneal limbus
110Right Sclera Includes bulbar conjuctiva
111Left Sclera Includes bulbar conjuctiva
112Right Lower Eyelid Margin Includes lower eyelid margin and palpebral conjunctiva
113Left Lower Eyelid Margin Includes lower eyelid margin and palpebral conjunctiva
114Right Lower Eyelid
115Left Lower Eyelid
116Superior Helix of Right EarIncludes apex and spine of the helix of pinna
117Superior Helix of Left EarIncludes apex and spine of the helix of pinna
118Posterior Helix of Right EarIncludes spine of the helix of pinna
119Posterior Helix of Left EarIncludes spine of the helix of pinna
120Superior Antihelix of Right EarIncludes antihelix, triangular fossa and scaphoid fossa
121Superior Antihelix of Left EarIncludes antihelix, triangular fossa and scaphoid fossa
122Inferior Antihelix of Right EarIncludes antihelix and scaphoid fossa
123Inferior Antihelix of Left EarIncludes antihelix and scaphoid fossa
124Conchal Bowl of Right EarIncludes the crus of the helix
125Conchal Bowl of Left EarIncludes the crus of the helix
126Tragus of Right Ear
127Tragus of Left Ear
128Right Ear Antitragus
129Left Ear Antitragus
130Right Ear Lobule
131Left Ear Lobule
132Posterior Helix of Right EarIncludes spine of the helix of pinna
133Posterior Helix of Left EarIncludes spine of the helix of pinna
134Inferior Helix of Right EarIncludes spine of the helix of pinna
135Inferior Helix of Left EarIncludes spine of the helix of pinna
136Right Superior Posterior Surface of the Pinna
137Left Superior Posterior Surface of the Pinna
138Right Inferior Posterior Surface of the Pinna
139Left Inferior Posterior Surface of the Pinna
140Posterior Lobule of the Right Ear
141Posterior Lobule of the Left Ear
142Labial Mucosa of the Right Upper LipIncludes superior labial sulcus, superiolateral sulcus and buccal pouch
143Labial Mucosa of the Left Upper LipIncludes superior labial sulcus, superiolateral sulcus and buccal pouch
144Right Maxillary Gingiva
145Left Maxillary Gingiva
146Right Palatal Mucosa
147Left Palatal Mucosa
148Right Tonsillar PillarIncludes anterior and posterior tonsillar pillars
149Uvula
150Right Posterior Oropharynx
151Left Tonsillar PillarIncludes anterior and posterior tonsillar pillars
152Right Posterior TongueIncludes base of tongue
153Left Posterior Oropharynx
154Right Mid Tongue
155Left Posterior TongueIncludes base of tongue
156Right Anterior Tongue
157Left Mid Tongue
158Right Floor of Mouth
159Left Anterior Tongue
160Right Maxillary Gingiva
161Left Floor of Mouth
162Labial Mucosa of the Right Lower LipIncludes inferior labial sulcus, inferiolateral sulcus and buccal pouch
163Left Maxillary Gingiva
164Right Medial CanthusIncludes lateral superior nose
165Labial Mucosa of the Left Lower LipIncludes inferior labial sulcus, inferiolateral sulcus and buccal pouch
166Right Lateral Canthus
167Left Medial CanthusIncludes lateral superior nose
169Left Lateral Canthus
200Umbilicus
201Presternal Chest
202Right Upper Anterior Chest
203Left Upper Anterior Chest
204Right Nipple
205Left Nipple
206Right Areola
207Left Areola
208Right Upper Outer Quadrant of Breast
209Leftt Upper Outer Quadrant of Breast
210Right Upper Inner Quadrant of Breast
211Left Upper Inner Quadrant of Breast
212Right Lower Inner Quadrant of BreastIncludes inframammary fold
213Left Lower Inner Quadrant of BreastIncludes inframammary fold
214Right Lower Outer Quadrant of BreastIncludes inframammary fold
215Left Lower Outer Quadrant of BreastIncludes inframammary fold
216Right Lower Anterior ChestIncludes lower lateral chest
217Left Lower Anterior ChestIncludes lower lateral chest
218Right Upper Abdomen
219Left Upper Abdomen
220Right Lower AbdomenIncludes lower lateral abdomen
221Left Lower AbdomenIncludes lower lateral abdomen
222Right Inguinocrural FoldIncludes the superior anterior thigh
223Left Inguinocrural FoldIncludes the superior anterior thigh
224Right Upper Back Scapular RegionIncludes suprascapular, scapular and upper paraspinal back
225Left Upper Back Scapular RegionIncludes suprascapular, scapular and upper paraspinal back
226Right Mid BackIncludes mid paraspinal region
227Left Mid BackIncludes mid paraspinal region
228Right Lumbosacral BackIncludes lumbar area, sacral area and lower paraspinal region
229Left Lumbosacral BackIncludes lumbar area, sacral area and lower paraspinal region
230Right Buttock
231Left Buttock
232Upper Paraspinal Region
233Upper Medial Abdomen
234Mid Paraspinal Region
235Lower Medial Abdomen
236Lower Paraspinal Region
238Intragluteal Cleft
300Right Anterior Upper ArmIncludes anterior medial and anterior medial upper arm, anterior and lateral shoulder
301Left Anterior Upper ArmIncludes anterior medial and anterior medial upper arm, anterior and lateral shoulder
302Right Antecubital Fossa
303Right Antecubital Fossa
304Right Volar ForearmIncludes volar, radial and ulnar forearm
305Left Volar ForearmIncludes volar, radial and ulnar forearm
306Right Posterior Upper ArmIncludes posterior medial and posterior lateral upper arm, posterior and lateral shoulder
307Left Posterior Upper ArmIncludes posterior medial and posterior lateral upper arm, posterior and lateral shoulder
308Right ElbowIncludes medial, lateral and tip of elbow
309Left ElbowIncludes medial, lateral and tip of elbow
310Right Dorsal ForearmIncludes dorsal, radial and ulnar forearm
311Left Dorsal ForearmIncludes dorsal, radial and ulnar forearm
312Right Dorsal WristIncludes dorsal, ulnar and radial wrist
313Left Dorsal WristIncludes dorsal, ulnar and radial wrist
314Dorsum of Right HandIncludes heads of second, third, fourth and fifth metacarpals, second, third and fourth digital web spaces
315Dorsum of Left HandIncludes heads of second, third, fourth and fifth metacarpals, second, third and fourth digital web spaces
316Dorsal Thumb of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial thumb, proximal and distal phalynx of thumb, paronychium of thumb
317Dorsal Thumb of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial thumb, proximal and distal phalynx of thumb, paronychium of thumb
318Dorsal Little Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial little finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of little finger, paronychium of little finger
319Dorsal Little Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial little finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of little finger, paronychium of little finger
320Dorsal Ring Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial ring finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of ring finger, paronychium of ring finger
321Dorsal Ring Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial ring finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of ring finger, paronychium of ring finger
322Dorsal Middle Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial middle finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of middle finger, paronychium of middle finger
323Dorsal Middle Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial middle finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of middle finger, paronychium of middle finger
324Dorsal Index Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial index finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of index finger, paronychium of index finger
325Dorsal Index Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial index finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of index finger, paronychium of index finger
326Thumb Nail of the Right HandIncludes paronychium of thumb, thumb nail and nail bed of thumb
327Thumb Nail of the Left HandIncludes paronychium of thumb, thumb nail and nail bed of thumb
328Nail of the Index Finger of the Right HandIncludes paronychium of index finger, nail of index finger, and nail bed of index finger
329Nail of the Index Finger of the Left HandIncludes paronychium of index finger, nail of index finger, and nail bed of index finger
330Nail of the Middle Finger of the Right HandIncludes paronychium of middle finger, nail of middle finger, and nail bed of middle finger
331Nail of the Middle Finger of the Left HandIncludes paronychium of middle finger, nail of middle finger, and nail bed of middle finger
332Nail of the Ring Finger of the Right HandIncludes paronychium of ring finger, nail of ring finger, and nail bed of ring finger
333Nail of the Ring Finger of the Left HandIncludes paronychium of ring finger, nail of ring finger, and nail bed of ring finger
334Nail of the Little Finger of the Right HandIncludes paronychium of little finger, nail of little finger, and nail bed of little finger
335Nail of the Little Finger of the Left HandIncludes paronychium of little finger, nail of little finger, and nail bed of little finger
336Volar Right WristIncludes radial and ulnar wrist
337Volar Left WristIncludes radial and ulnar wrist
338Thenar Eminence of the Right HandIncludes lateral surface of right hand
339Thenar Eminence of the Left HandIncludes lateral surface of left hand
340Palmar Surface of the Right HandIncludes the central and distal palm
341Palmar Surface of the Left HandIncludes the central and distal palm
342Hypothenar Eminence of the Right HandIncludes medial surface of right hand
343Hypothenar Eminence of the Left HandIncludes medial surface of left hand
344Palmar thumb of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial thumb, proximal and distal phalynx of thumb, and pad of the thumb
345Palmar thumb of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial thumb, proximal and distal phalynx of thumb, and pad of the thumb
346Palmar Index Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial index finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of index finger, pad of index finger
347Palmar Index Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial index finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of index finger, pad of index finger
348Palmar Middle Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial middle finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of middle finger, pad of middle finger
349Palmar Middle Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial middle finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of middle finger, pad of middle finger
350Palmar Ring Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial ring finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of ring finger, pad of ring finger
351Palmar Ring Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial ring finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of ring finger, pad of ring finger
352Palmar Little Finger of the Right HandIncludes lateral and medial little finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of little finger, pad of little finger
353Palmar Little Finger of the Left HandIncludes lateral and medial little finger; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of little finger, pad of little finger
354Right AxillaIncludes apex of the axilla, anterior and posterior axillary fold
355Left AxillaIncludes apex of the axilla, anterior and posterior axillary fold
400Right Medial Upper Thigh
401Left Medial Upper Thigh
402Right Anterior ThighIncludes lateral thigh and lower medial thigh
403Left Anterior ThighIncludes lateral thigh and lower medial thigh
404Patellar Region of Right KneeIncludes medial and lateral knee
405Patellar Region of Left KneeIncludes medial and lateral knee
406Right Anterior Lower LegIncludes medial and lateral lower leg, and shin
407Left Anterior Lower LegIncludes medial and lateral lower leg, and shin
408Right Posterior ThighIncludes medial and lateral thigh
409Left Posterior ThighIncludes medial and lateral thigh
410Right Popliteal Fossa
411Left Popliteal Fossa
412Right Posterior Lower LegIncludes posterior, medial and lateral calf
413Left Posterior Lower LegIncludes posterior, medial and lateral calf
414Right Lateral AnkleIncludes anterior, posterior and lateral ankle, lateral malleolus, Achilles region
415Left Lateral AnkleIncludes anterior, posterior and lateral ankle, lateral malleolus, Achilles region
416Right Lateral HeelIncludes lateral and posterior heel
417Left Lateral HeelIncludes lateral and posterior heel
418Right Dorsal Lateral FootIncludes second, third and fourth interdigital web space, heads of the second, third and fourth metatarsals
419Left Dorsal Lateral FootIncludes second, third and fourth interdigital web space, heads of the second, third and fourth metatarsals
420Right Dorsal Medial FootIncludes first and second interdigital web space, heads of the first and second metatarsals
421Left Dorsal Medial FootIncludes first and second interdigital web space, heads of the first and second metatarsals
422Dosal Surface of the Right Great ToeIncludes lateral and medial great toe, proximal and distal phalynx of great toe, paronychium of great toe
423Dosal Surface of the Left Great ToeIncludes lateral and medial great toe, proximal and distal phalynx of great toe, paronychium of great toe
424Dosal Surface of the Right Second ToeIncludes lateral and medial second toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of second toe, paronychium of second toe
425Dosal Surface of the Left Second ToeIncludes lateral and medial second toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of second toe, paronychium of second toe
426Dosal Surface of the Right Third ToeIncludes lateral and medial third toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of third toe, paronychium of third toe
427Dosal Surface of the Left Third ToeIncludes lateral and medial third toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of third toe, paronychium of third toe
428Dosal Surface of the Right Fourth ToeIncludes lateral and medial fourth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fourth toe, paronychium of fourth toe
429Dosal Surface of the Left Fourth ToeIncludes lateral and medial fourth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fourth toe, paronychium of fourth toe
430Dosal Surface of the Right Fifth ToeIncludes lateral and medial fifth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fifth toe, paronychium of fifth toe
431Dosal Surface of the Left Fifth ToeIncludes lateral and medial fifth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fifth toe, paronychium of fifth toe
432Nail of the Great Toe of the Right FootIncludes paronychium of great toe, nail of the great toe and nail bed of great toe
433Nail of the Great Toe of the Left FootIncludes paronychium of great toe, nail of the great toe and nail bed of great toe
434Nail of the Second Toe of the Right FootIncludes paronychium of second toe, nail of second toe, and nail bed of second toe
435Nail of the Second Toe of the Left FootIncludes paronychium of second toe, nail of second toe, and nail bed of second toe
436Nail of the Third Toe of the Right FootIncludes paronychium of third toe, nail of third toe, and nail bed of third toe
437Nail of the Third Toe of the Left FootIncludes paronychium of third toe, nail of third toe, and nail bed of third toe
438Nail of the Fourth Toe of the Right FootIncludes paronychium of fourth toe, nail of fourth toe, and nail bed of fourth toe
439Nail of the Fourth Toe of the Left FootIncludes paronychium of fourth toe, nail of fourth toe, and nail bed of fourth toe
440Nail of the Fifth Toe of the Right FootIncludes paronychium of fifth toe, nail of fifth toe, and nail bed of fifth toe
441Nail of the Fifth Toe of the Left FootIncludes paronychium of fifth toe, nail of fifth toe, and nail bed of fifth toe
442Right Medial AnkleIncludes anterior, posterior and lateral ankle, medial malleolus, Achilles region
443Left Medial AnkleIncludes anterior, posterior and lateral ankle, medial malleolus, Achilles region
444Right Medial HeelIncludes medial and posterior heel
445Left Medial HeelIncludes medial and posterior heel
446Plantar Surface of Great Toe of the Right FootIncludes lateral and medial great toe, proximal and distal phalynx of great toe, pad of great toe
447Plantar Surface of Great Toe of the Left FootIncludes lateral and medial great toe, proximal and distal phalynx of great toe, pad of great toe
448Plantar Surface of Second Toe of the Right FootIncludes lateral and medial second toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of second toe, pad of second toe
449Plantar Surface of Second Toe of the Left FootIncludes lateral and medial second toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of second toe, pad of second toe
450Plantar Surface of Third Toe of the Right FootIncludes lateral and medial third toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of third toe, pad of third toe
451Plantar Surface of Third Toe of the Left FootIncludes lateral and medial third toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of third toe, pad of third toe
452Plantar Surface of Fourth Toe of the Right FootIncludes lateral and medial fourth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fourth toe, pad of fourth toe
453Plantar Surface of Fourth Toe of the Left FootIncludes lateral and medial fourth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fourth toe, pad of fourth toe
454Plantar Surface of Fifth Toe of the Right FootIncludes lateral and medial fifth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fifth toe, pad of fifth toe
455Plantar Surface of Fifth Toe of the Left FootIncludes lateral and medial fifth toe; proximal, middle and distal phalynx of fifth toe, pad of fifth toe
456Plantar Surface of the Right Forefoot
457Plantar Surface of the Left Forefoot
458Medial Plantar Surface of the Right FootIncludes arch of the foot
459Medial Plantar Surface of the Left Foot
460Plantar Surface of the Right Heel
461Lateral Plantar Surface of the Left Foot
462Lateral Plantar Surface of the Left Foot
463Plantar Surface of the Left Heel
500Prepuce of the Clitoris
501Base of the Penis
502Clitoris
503Scrotum
504Urethral Orifice
505Scrotum
506Vaginal Introitus
507Body of the Penis
508Posterior Fourchette
509External Penile PrepuceIncludes coronal sulcus
510Perineum
511Glans of the Penis
512Anus
513Penile Urethral Meatus
514Right Labia Minora
515Left Labia Minora
516Vestibule
517Urethral Orifice
518Left Genitocrural Fold
519Right Genitocrural Fold
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Original Images Donated By: Alfred Kopf, MD, Head of NYU Melanoma Clinical Cooperative Group, New York Univeristy, New York, NY