Reed Nevus

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


Pigmented spindle cell nevus is a peculiar variant of Spitz nevus, first described by Richard Reed. It is made up of relatively small, elongated melanocytes organized in elegant oblong nests, often vertically oriented along the edges of rete ridges or horizontally at their bases.


Spindle Cell Actinic Keratosis Papillary Dermis Melanocytic Nevus Reticular Dermis 


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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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