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Genital nevocytic nevus; Nevus of the genital tract
Nevus is a benign proliferation of melanocytes.
Bladder is an exceedingly rare location, with only one case, namely, a cellular blue nevus, reported (Kim et al. 2012). In the prostate 28 cases of blue nevus, the most frequently reported pigmented prostatic lesion, have been described. The incidence of blue nevi in consecutive surgical prostatic specimens and autopsy has been 0.05% and 0.6%, respectively (Dailey and Hameed 2011).
Nevi on male genitalia are much less frequently encountered than in women.
In the bladder the case of cellular blue nevus was described in a 72-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer (Kim et al. 2012).
The age at the detection of the reported cases of blue nevi of prostate ranged from 20 to 81 years (Dailey and Hameed 2011).
Genital nevi typically occur in young adults.
In the urogenital tract nevi have been described in the...
References and Further Reading
- Dailey, V. L., & Hameed, O. (2011). Blue nevus of the prostate. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 135, 799–802.Google Scholar