Ear
External ear tumors - malignant
Malignant blue nevus

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 February 2018, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Malignant blue nevus [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Malignant blue nevus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earmalignantbluenevus.html. Accessed July 22nd, 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
Case reports
  • 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)
Differential diagnosis