Blue Nevus(“Common” blue nevus)
The “common” blue nevus, is a benign neoplasm composed of dendritic melanocytes accompanied by numerous melanophages. The lesion is entirely contained in the dermis, without a junctional component. The common blue nevus constitutes a clinical and morphological continuum with the so called “cellular” blue nevus, discussed in the next chapter. The dichotomy, common versus cellular is entrenched in literature, but ignores the great variety of appearances that blue nevi have.
KeywordsBalloon Cell Carney Complex Blue Nevus Desmoplastic Melanoma Junctional Component
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