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Melanoma Arising in Blue Nevus

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Abstract

Melanoma can develop in a blue nevus, just as it can in any other type of nevus, with the possible exception of Spitz nevus. In order to make a diagnosis of melanoma arising in a blue nevus, the basic histological characteristics of the latter must be recognizable at the periphery of the lesion, or (a less satisfactory situation) a previous biopsy should unequivocally show a benign blue nevus.

Keywords

Mitotic Rate Previous Biopsy Melanocytic Tumor Blue Nevus Satisfactory Situation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dermatopathology SectionUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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