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combined nevus

Thursday 1 July 2004

Histopathology:

- symmetric, well circumscribed
- 2 or more of the following;
— common nevus
— blue nevus or other pigmented dendritic melanocytes
— Spitz nevus (epithelioid and spindle cell nevus)
— pigmented spindle and epithelioid cells
— amelanotic spindle cells
- ordinary nevus component overlies/adjacent to other component
- deep involvement occurs
- plexiform configuration on occasion

Differential:

- cellular blue nevus
- melanoma

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