'Atypical' blue nevus--a benign variant of cellular blue nevus. Presentation of three cases

Dermatologica. 1977;154(1):39-44.


Three cases of 'atypical' blue nevus presented almost identical histological findings differing from both benign cellular blue nevus and malignant blue nevus or malignant melanoma, and suggesting malignancy. Long-term follow-up--in one case 19 years--indicates that this pigmented tumor is a benign variant of blue nevus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nevus, Pigmented* / diagnosis
  • Nevus, Pigmented* / pathology
  • Skin / pathology