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Disease Nevus, Blue

Name Nevus, Blue
Synonyms Blue Nevi | Blue Nevi, Cellular | Blue Nevus | Blue Nevus, Cellular | Cellular Blue Nevi | Cellular Blue Nevus | Nevi, Blue | Nevi, Cellular Blue | Nevus, Cellular Blue
Definition Usually a benign tumor, that commonly presents as a solitary blue nodule with spindled MELANOCYTES covered by smooth SKIN. Several variants have been identified, one variant being malignant. The blue color is caused by large, densely packed melanocytes deep in the DERMIS of the nevus. In CHILDREN, they usually occur on the BUTTOCKS and LUMBOSACRAL REGION and are referred to as cellular blue nevi. Malignant blue nevi are more commonly found on the SCALP.
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018329

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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nevi and Melanomas Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nevus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nevus, Pigmented Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nevus, Blue

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Nevus, Blue
  Blue Nevi, Familial Multiple
  Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome