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dendritic melanocytic tumors

Wednesday 25 May 2005

Dermal dendritic melanocytic proliferations are a broad group of congenital and acquired melanocytic lesions characterized by the presence of dermal spindled and dendritic cells resembling melanocytes migrating from the neural crest to the epidermis.

Types

- dermal melanocytoses

  • naevus of Ota
  • naevus of Ito
  • Mongolian spot

- blue naevi

  • malignant blue naevi

References

- Zembowicz A, Mihm MC. Dermal dendritic melanocytic proliferations: an update. Histopathology. 2004 Nov;45(5):433-51. PMID: 15500647