blue nevus

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blue nevus

[′blü ′nē·vəs]
(medicine)
A nevus composed of spindle-shaped pigmented melanocytes in the middle and lower two-thirds of the dermis.
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A blue naevus of the prostate: a light microscopic study including an investigation ofS-100 protein positive cells in the normal and in the diseased gland.
On the other hand, ZEMBOWICZ & MIHM (2004) considers that most of the histological variants recently introduced in the medical literature such as amelanotic/hypomelanotic blue naevus, amelanotic cellular blue naevus, epithelioid blue nevus, compound blue naevus, atypical blue naevus, pilar neurocristic hamartoma, blue naevus-like metastatic melanoma, pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma and cutaneous neurocristic harmatoma/ malignant neurocristic tumors could be classified as traditional categories of dendritic melanocytic proliferations.
Common blue naevus with satellite lesions: possible perivascular dissemination resulting in a clinical resemblance to malignant melanoma.