Cite this page: Pernick, N. Malignant blue nevus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earmalignantbluenevus.html. Accessed March 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
- Derived from benign cellular blue nevus, a dermal melanocytic proliferation thought to be due to arrested migration of immature dermal melanocytes during embryogenesis
- 11 year old girl with malignant blue nevus of left ear associated with large multinodular blue nevus at same locus and 2 intracranial melanocytic tumors (Hum Pathol 2004;35:1292)
- Deep penetrating nevi: see Arch Dermatol 2003;139:1608