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Disease Nevus, Spindle Cell

Name Nevus, Spindle Cell
Synonyms Nevi, Spindle Cell | Spindle Cell Nevi | Spindle Cell Nevus
Definition A form of pigmented nevus showing intense melanocytic activity around the dermo-epidermal junction. Large numbers of spindle-shaped melanocytes proliferate downward toward the dermis and usually a large amount of pigment is present. It was first described in 1976 and the bulk of patients reported have been young females with the lesions presenting on the thighs. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, 1992, p185)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018331

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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, Spindle Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Nevus, Spindle Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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