Junctional Anomalies in Congenital and Acquired Nevi in the First Years of Life

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


Although the vast majority of prepubertal nevi has no special histological findings, a few of them show important architectural and cytological anomalies at the dermo-epidermal junction. These lesions are entirely benign in their behavior, but their histological features often resemble melanoma in situ and an undue diagnosis of melanoma is frequently made.


Papillary Dermis Balloon Cell Morphological Point Congenital Nevus Semin Diagn Pathol 
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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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