Nodal melanocytic nevus with balloon-cell change (nodal balloon-cell nevus)

Dermatopathology Section, Pigmented Skin Lesions, S. M. Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy.
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology (Impact Factor: 1.56). 08/2008; 35(7):672-6. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2007.00860.x
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ABSTRACT Most nodal nevi are intracapsular and present the morphology of conventional nevi; less frequently, they show the appearance of common and cellular blue nevi. We report a case of an nodal capsular, trabecular and intraparenchymal melanocytic nevus with balloon-cell change in a patient with a malignant melanoma which arose in a pre-existing cutaneous giant congenital nevus, showing balloon-cell degeneration.

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