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Disease Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell

Name Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell
Synonyms Nevus, Spindle Cell and Epithelioid | Nevus, Spitz | Spitz Nevus
Definition A benign compound nevus occurring most often in children before puberty, composed of spindle and epithelioid cells located mainly in the dermis, sometimes in association with large atypical cells and multinucleate cells, and having a close histopathological resemblance to malignant melanoma. The tumor presents as a smooth to slightly scaly, round to oval, raised, firm papule or nodule, ranging in color from pink-tan to purplish red, often with surface telangiectasia. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018332

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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 Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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