Eyelid melanocytic tumors
Nevi of eyelid

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

Revised: 4 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Nevi [title] of eyelid

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: nevi of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidnevi.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • On cutaneous or conjunctival surface, commonly on lid margin
  • Usually junctional (nests of nevus cells at border of epidermis and dermis) or compound (nests at junction and within dermis)
  • Usually acquired
  • Rarely give rise to melanoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nevus cells with bland nuclei
  • May be multinucleated
  • No / rare atypia, no / rare mitotic figures