Table of ContentsDefinition / general | External ear | External auditory canal | Differential diagnosis
Cite this page: Pernick N. Melanoma of outer ear / external auditory canal. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earmelanoma.html. Accessed August 20th, 2019.
Definition / general
- Either external ear (1% of US melanoma cases) or external auditory canal (rare)
External auditory canal
- Malignant blue nevus: dermal melanocytic proliferation thought due to arrested migration of immature dermal melanocytes during embryogenesis; derived from benign cellular blue nevus; no atypia