Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 171–177

Oral Atypical Cellular Blue Nevus: An Infiltrative Melanocytic Proliferation

  • Brian S. Shumway
  • Yeshwant B. Rawal
  • Carl M. Allen
  • John R. Kalmar
  • Cynthia M. Magro
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Abstract

The atypical cellular blue nevus is an extremely rare nevomelanocytic lesion which lacks precise histologic characterization in the current literature. Given the potential for significant architectural and cytologic overlap with melanoma, further study, including molecular analysis, is needed. This is the first description of an atypical cellular blue nevus of the oral cavity.

Keywords

Atypical Blue Cellular Nevus Oral 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian S. Shumway
    • 1
  • Yeshwant B. Rawal
    • 2
  • Carl M. Allen
    • 3
  • John R. Kalmar
    • 3
  • Cynthia M. Magro
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgical and Hospital DentistryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.College of DentistryUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA
  3. 3.College of DentistryThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Dermatopathology Service, Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineNew York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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