Blue Nevus(“Common” blue nevus)

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


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.


Balloon Cell Carney Complex Blue Nevus Desmoplastic Melanoma Junctional Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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