Polypoid Nevus of Pregnancy and Milk Line Nevi

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


The so called polypoid nevus of pregnancy is a compound nevus which enlarges and darkens during pregnancy, and displays unusual histological features. The milk line nevi are nevi excised in the axillary, breast, umbilical and perineal areas; this group of lesions occasionally shows a histological picture simulating melanoma.


Of40 Case Benign Nature Architectural Pattern Melanocytic Nevus Apocrine Gland 
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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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